Bridget Riley

Quotes: Bridget Riley

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    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.
    Source: The Eyes Mind: Collected Writings 1965-2009 (2009)
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    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.
    Source: Bridget Riley: dialogues on art
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    As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of enquiry emerge.
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    For me nature is not a landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces - an event rather than an appearance.
    Source: Quoted in Karl Ruhrberg et al., Art of the 20th Century (2000)
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    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.
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    In my earlier paintings, I wanted the space between the picture plane and the spectator to be active.
    Source: The Eyes Mind: Collected Writings 1965-2009 (2009)
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    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.
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    Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity and one that depends on spiritual values.
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    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.
    Source: The Eyes Mind: Collected Writings 1965-2009 (2009)
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