Green Dominance is a signed screen print in colour, executed in 1977 in an edition of 100 by the Op Art pioneer Bridget Riley. As the title suggests, green is the dominant colour in this work, with red as a contrasting hue and blue blending into where it meets the green lines, being two colours next to each other on the colour spectrum. Like the other prints in the Dominance series, the vertical lines in Green Dominance undulate across the surface. Such simple forms and colours creating dazzling effects on the viewer is emblematic of Riley’s abstract prints.
Riley’s colour combinations intensify the sensation of rhythm and movement. The lines appear to advance and recede from the surface, like waves rolling on the Cornish beaches where Riley grew up escaping war torn London. Riley confesses the impact experiencing the abundant nature in Cornwall had on her work, which she believes is best captured and reflected in non-representational work. Green Dominance represents the beginning of Riley’s exploration in colour, for which she would become renowned.