Bridget Riley in conversation with Robert Kudielka

Placing new paintings by Bridget Riley in relation to her early gouaches, this publication highlights the important new directions taken by the famous British artist. Accompanying an exhibition of the same name at Karsten Schubert, London, this catalogue features three new paintings which bring Riley’s exploration of the circle from the wall to the canvas, and from black and white to color. Through the layering of circles of yellow and orange in her exploration of interplaying color, Riley asks the eye to continuously adjust as the shapes grow and compress, and dance across the canvas. Full-color illustrations are accompanied by a conversation between Bridget Riley and Robert Kudielka from 1978, in which the artist discusses her move away from the blacks, greys, and whites of her 1960s works and towards the use of the curve ‘as a rhythmic vehicle for color’.