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Bridget Riley
Paintings from the 1960s to the Present

Bridget Riley <em>Aubade</em>

Aubade,1975 acrylic on canvas 211×272cm
Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
©Bridget Riley 2017, all rights reserved.
Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/ London

April 14 - August 26, 2018
9:30 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Mondays (except Apr. 30, Jul. 16), May. 1, Jul. 17
DIC Corporation


Bridget Riley (1931 - ) is a British artist who won popularity for the abstract paintings she created from the 1960s employing geometric patterns that produced (or, “…patterns which resulted in…”) optical illusions. After early artistic studies informed by Italian Futurism and late -Impressionist pointillism, Riley painted landscapes for a period in the style of Georges Seurat. Entering the 1960s, however, her style changed dramatically to an abstract painting based on black and white geometric patterns that won her acclaim as a pioneer of Op Art. In 1967, Riley introduced color into what would become a signature series of paintings employing wave-pattern stripes to create a strong visual sensation of undulation in the picture plane. This unique style would secure her a place of recognition in the art world. Since then, Riley has continued to create works that use interaction of color and form to produce strong optical sensations that appeal to so many viewers to this day.

This exhibition presents some 30 Riley works, spanning the artist’s career from the black and white works of the 1960s and the wave-pattern stripe paintings of the 1970s to the recent wall paintings, in an attempt to rediscover the brilliance of Riley’s art. As such, this is the first full-scale exhibition of Riley’s work in Japan in 38 years.


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Elementary, middle and high school students

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Students & Seniors over 65 with ID
Elementary, middle and high school students

To Group Visitors

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Students & Seniors over 65 with ID
Elementary, middle and high school students

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  • - Art Education Support Program is available for teachers so they can provide an interactive gallery talk with their students. (¥3500 per class / in Japanese only)

Current Exhibition

December 4, 2017 – March 23, 2018

Collection Display
March 24 – April 13, 2018

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