Quotations by Bridget Riley

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Born: Friday, April 24, 1931
Profession: Artist
Nationality: British


An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture of tendencies and interests, some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict.
- Bridget Riley
(Keywords: Work, Artist, Conflict)

As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play.
- Bridget Riley
(Keywords: Work, Certainty, May, Play, Today)

As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of enquiry emerge.
- Bridget Riley
(Keywords: Artist)

Focusing isn't just an optical activity, it is also a mental one.
- Bridget Riley

For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces.
- Bridget Riley
(Keywords: Nature)

His failures are as valuable as his successes: by misjudging one thing he conforms something else, even if at the time he does not know what that something else is.
- Bridget Riley
(Keywords: Time)

I think this lack of a center has something to do with the loss of certainties that Christianity had to offer.
- Bridget Riley
(Keywords: Christianity, Loss)

I used to build up to sensation, accumulating tension until it released a perceptual experience.
- Bridget Riley
(Keywords: Experience, Tension)

I work with nature, although in completely new terms.
- Bridget Riley
(Keywords: Work, Nature)

In my earlier paintings, I wanted the space between the picture plane and the spectator to be active.
- Bridget Riley
(Keywords: Space)

Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which they can focus their attention. It's as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed, the greater the freedom of the spirit behind.
- Bridget Riley
(Keywords: Attention, Consciousness, Focus, Freedom, Spirit)

Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity and one that depends on spiritual values.
- Bridget Riley
(Keywords: Values, Painting, Spiritual)

There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed; when that sort of belief disappeared, things became uncertain and open to interpretation.
- Bridget Riley
(Keywords: Time, Belief, Open, Reality)







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