The recent retrospective on Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery gave me an unseen aspect of her work. The artist is most well known for colourful graphic patterns that bend the eye and sometimes the mind. What I had not seen before was the amount of work she did in black and white – which sit beautifully next to her preparatory work that is also mainly in graphite and black paint. Here is a collection of my favourite pieces.
Next up are some great examples of the meticulous preparatory work that the artist conducts. For me, it displays an impressive sense of science and mathematics and is the secret to the effectiveness of her larger pieces.