Bridget Riley: Measure for Measure. New Disc Paintings

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2018
With an essay by Éric de Chassey

‘Suffice to say that the Disc Paintings renew her dialogue with Seurat’s methods while departing from his results and appearances. Her choice of colours does not obey Seurat’s principles of applying the laws of contrasts of colour devised by Eugène Chevreul and Nicholas Ogden Rood; they partake of a new set of inquiries that are clearly Riley’s own, based on observation and a constant development of trying and learning from one work to the next, without adhering to external rules. The paintings which they compose are research canvases, as much as Seurat’s were toiles de recherches, but they are not divisionist paintings as Seurat’s, even though they use separate monochrome dots as their main tool and thus could be called “pointillist”.’

E. de Chassey, 'The Pleasures of Perception', in Measure for Measure: New Disc Paintings, exh. cat., Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler and Holzwarth Publications, 2018 

Publisher: Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin
Essay: Éric de Chassey
Publication date: 2018
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 30.5 x 24.5 x 1.3 cm
Pages: 48
ISBN: 978-3-947127-06-1

€ 35.00€ 28.00

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Measure for Measure
New Disc Paintings

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