Bridget Riley (b. 1931)
3 untitled studies, 1960
Collection of the artist
© Bridget Riley 2023. All rights reserved.


Rachel Federman: In this recent interview, Riley discusses her transition in 1960 from figurative to abstract painting:

Bridget Riley: I had been a figurative painter, and it was through looking and using my sight, powers of observation and observing, responding like the impressionists and the post-impressionists had to what we saw, and relating that to what went on to canvas. That in fact, switching it round then enabled me to put [on] things onto canvas, which one could look at.