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Dominance

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Bridget Riley: Green Dominance - Signed Print
Green Dominance Signed Print 
Bridget Riley

£8,000-£12,000 Guide

AUD15,000-AUD20,000 Guide

CAD10,000-CAD20,000 Guide

CNY60,000-CNY90,000 Guide

9,000-15,000 Guide

HKD70,000-HKD100,000 Guide

¥1,240,000-¥1,870,000 Guide

$9,000-$15,000 Guide

Bridget Riley: Blue Dominance - Signed Print
Blue Dominance Signed Print 
Bridget Riley

£9,000-£12,000 Guide

AUD15,000-AUD20,000 Guide

CAD15,000-CAD20,000 Guide

CNY70,000-CNY90,000 Guide

10,000-15,000 Guide

HKD80,000-HKD100,000 Guide

¥1,400,000-¥1,870,000 Guide

$10,000-$15,000 Guide

Bridget Riley: Green Dominance, Blue Dominance, Red Dominance - Signed Print
Green Dominance, Blue Dominance, Red Dominance Signed Print 
Bridget Riley

£30,000-£40,000 Guide

AUD50,000-AUD70,000 Guide

CAD45,000-CAD60,000 Guide

CNY230,000-CNY310,000 Guide

35,000-45,000 Guide

HKD260,000-HKD340,000 Guide

¥4,670,000-¥6,220,000 Guide

$35,000-$45,000 Guide

Bridget Riley: Red Dominance - Signed Print
Red Dominance Signed Print 
Bridget Riley

£9,000-£12,000 Guide

AUD15,000-AUD20,000 Guide

CAD15,000-CAD20,000 Guide

CNY70,000-CNY90,000 Guide

10,000-15,000 Guide

HKD80,000-HKD100,000 Guide

¥1,400,000-¥1,870,000 Guide

$10,000-$15,000 Guide

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Critical Review

Dominance demonstrates the infusion of colour that Riley brought into her works during the 1970s, creating what became known as ‘polychrome op art.’ In 1967, Riley began to infuse her works with colour in what was to be known as Polychrome Op Art, moving away from her solid monochrome colour scheme of previous years. Embracing the relativity of how one perceives colour, Riley revelled in exploring the visual and emotional effects of certain colour combinations, adding another layer of optical illusion to her artwork. Utilising colour to achieve new optical effects, Riley saw shape and colour as “ultimate identities” interacting on the two-dimensional canvas surface.

In Riley’s Dominance series, her vertical stripe paintings are developed further as the lines appear to spin and oscillate. Riley’s lines move like the waves near her childhood home in Cornwall, which visually stimulated Riley and influenced her artwork to a great extent. Each print, named after a different colour, is a carefully constructed optimisation of the sequence of colours, in which a different colour dominates, as the title suggests. The selection of the colour palette is vital to and intensifies the visual effect of the works.

The process of screen printing excludes the interference of human handling, a factor Riley favours as she seeks for her artwork to be direct and precise. On this, Riley claims: “I wanted the actual content of the paintings to come through unchecked by any kind of touch, so that you could see the strength or weakness of something without any barrier”.

Displaying the musical method of varying colour harmonies, Riley’s Dominance is an exploration into the powerful potential of colour and its inherent effects on the human eye and emotion. Reducing painting to its essentials, namely colour and form, this series epitomises Riley’s lifelong commitment to abstraction and represents the artist’s first forays into experimenting with colour combinations. Since the conception of the Dominance series, Riley has continued to develop one of the most recognisable styles in contemporary art.