• JUN 08 to JUL 20
    Solo Exhibition
    Bridget Riley

    Category

    • Solo Exhibition
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    JUN 08 to JUL 20, 2013

    Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 6 pm

    Event Location

    Galerie Max Hetzler - Berlin

    Berlin
    Germany

    Artists

    Information

    Bridget Riley was born at Norwood, London, the daughter of a businessman.

    Her childhood was spent in Cornwall and Lincolnshire. She studied at Goldsmiths' College from 1949 to 1952, and at the Royal College of Art from 1952 to 1955.

    She began painting figure subjects in a semi-impressionist manner, then changed to pointillism around 1958, mainly producing landscapes. In 1960 she evolved a style in which she explored the dynamic potentialities of optical phenomena. These so-called 'Op-art' pieces, such as Fall, 1963 (Tate Gallery T00616), produce a disorienting physical effect on the eye.

    Riley taught children for two years before joining the Loughborough School of Art, where she initiated a basic design course in 1959. She then taught at Hornsey School of Art, and from 1962 at Croydon School of Art. She worked for the J. Walter Thompson Group advertising agency from 1960, but gave up teaching and advertising agency work in 1963-4.

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