Die Streifenbilder / The Stripe Paintings 1961–2012

Bridget Riley

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2013
With texts by John Elderfield, Paul Moorhouse and Robert Kudielka

“She (Bridget Riley) has written that any and all pleasures of sight ‘take you by surprise. They are sudden, swift and unexpected’. Her own paintings do that. The surprise of the first encounter with one of her paintings is owing to an astonishment that an inanimate object has apparently come to life and – more than that – is in communion with the viewer. The viewer’s surprise is, we recognise, is a self-created surprise. Perception is the medium just as much as is the canvas and the paint – more so, in that a painting, the artist acknowledges, ‘only comes to life when looked at from a certain distance’. In a way, it doesn’t exist factually at all; only in the viewer’s perception.”

J. Elderfield, ‘Creating a way of looking’, in Bridget Riley: Die Streifenbilder/The Stripe Paintings 1961-2012, exh. cat., Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler and Holzwarth Publications, 2012, pp. 16-17

Publisher: Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London
Texts: John Elderfield, Paul Moorhouse and Robert Kudielka
Publication date: 2013
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 30,7 x 24,6 x 1,9 cm
Pages: 86
ISBN: 978-3-935567-65-7

€ 35.00

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