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Lozenges Bridget Riley

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Executed between 1998 and 2009, the works constituting Bridget Riley’s Lozenges prints are composed of interlocking planes of colour, whose elegant, serpentine lines evoke  a sense of disembodied movement. Executed in a carnival of colour combinations, the sweeping motion is redolent of a dance or the undulations of nature: waves rolling on the shore, or trees being blown in the wind. Although Riley’s work is consistently abstract, it is grounded in natural experience, predominantly from her adolescence spent in Cornwall, escaping war-torn London. Riley confesses that the ever-changing Cornish seas and skies stimulated her vision, the sensations of which she seeks to recreate in non-representational painting.

Born in 1931, Riley was first propelled to international acclaim following the display of several of her black and white, optically dazzling, psychedelic works at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as a part of the 1965 exhibition The Representative Eye. Neglecting tones that were not black, white or grey until 1967, Riley’s works subsequently exploded into kaleidoscopes of colour. With this, Riley claimed she was foraying into “new perceptual art”: evolving art far beyond the realm of something purely aesthetic. Riley saw colour as capable of eliciting emotional responses in the observer. Hence, Riley revelled in exploring the visual and emotional effects of certain colour combinations, and the Lozenges series is no exception.

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