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Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley’s Flashback is a Hayward Touring exhibition from the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre. It is showing at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool until 13 December before touring nationally.

My Lines

Bridget Riley, 8 October 2009

For me, drawing is an inquiry, a way of finding out – the first thing that I discover is that I do not know. This is alarming even to the point of momentary panic. Only experience reassures me that this encounter with my own ignorance is my chosen and particular task, and provided I can make the required effort the rewards may reach the unimaginable. It is as though there is an eye at the end of my pencil, which tries, independently of my personal general-purpose eye, to penetrate a kind of obscuring veil or thickness.

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