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Signed Print Edition of 40
H 262cm x W 71cm
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Joe Syer, Head of Urban & Contemporary Art
This signed screen print was released in 1998 in an edition of 40. Rhythmic, optical and lyrical, in Composition With Circles 1 Riley constructs a field of repeating and overlapping circles within a rectangular frame. The circles, of equal size, are black against a white background. Highly minimalist, this kaleidoscope of circles creates an abundance of novel forms as they overlap at varying intervals.
New forms shift and emerge as the eye moves across the two-dimensional surface: a visual effect characteristic of Bridget Riley’s work. It is these optical illusions which led to Riley being classified an ‘Op Art’ pioneer, which takes its name from the optical effects of the artworks.