Bridget Riley at The White Room
Bridget Riley was born in London in 1931, she attended Goldsmiths and The Royal College of Art.
The french artist Georges Seurat had a great influence on Riley, his use of simple marks and contrasting colours informed her eventual move towards pure abstraction. Riley produced a number of large black and white canvases which created a sense of movement which could induce a dizzying effect on the viewer and in many ways helped to define the 1960’s.
Riley is still producing work and is one of the worlds most respected and sought after artists, her paintings hang in some of the most prestigious galleries in the world and command prices well over £1,000,000 at auction.
One of her latest projects has been a huge wall painting (20 meters) called “Messengers” in the National Gallery. The title of the work is taken from John Constable’s phrase referring to clouds. A major retrospective of Riley’s career is planned at the Hayward Gallery in October.
Over the 20 year existence of The White Room Gallery we have held four Riley exhibitions and are proud to present work spanning her illustrious career from the 1970’s to the present day.
Our exhibition opens with a private view on Saturday 25th May 6:30pm-8pm. Open viewing until 13th June.
All images © Bridget Riley 2019. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London.