Bridget Riley: The Eye's Mind
This volume, now fully revised and updated for the third time, reveals the mind behind a remarkable artistic achievement, drawing together the most important texts and interviews of the last 50 years.
Riley (born 1931), one of the leading abstract painters of her generation, holds a unique position in contemporary art. She has developed and extended the range of her interests ever since her first success in the 1960s, creating a body of work which is both consistent and highly varied.
The Eye's Mind includes her essays on Cézanne, Seurat, Mondrian and Nauman, and interviews with David Sylvester, Robert Kudielka and Mel Gooding, among others. Riley's writings show a passionate engagement with her subjects and a great insight paired with a freshness of approach and an exceptional clarity of expression. Quite apart from providing a key to understanding her own work, this book is a fascinating document reflecting the issues and problems facing an artist in the 21st century.