Fragment 2 is one of seven works constituting Bridget Riley’s Fragment series, in which varying geometrical configurations are presented in monochrome. Released in 1965, this signed screen print comes in an edition of 75. Fragment 2 is constructed with crescent moon shapes in various sizes and orientations, becoming smaller in size towards the centre of the canvas, creating a disorientating visual effect: typical of Riley’s Op Art work.
Entirely non-representational, Riley experiments with simple, structural units in her works, in varying configurations, to explore the physical and psychological responses of the eyes. Now 91, having worked for over six decades, Riley’s motive has remained the same: to interrogate what and how we see things. Creating visually disruptive black and white paintings, Riley actively engages the viewer’s perception.