Bridget Riley’s Solo Exhibitionat
ART CENTRAL 2023
22 – 25 March
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre I Hall 3FG
Participating for the 3rdtime in Art Central, as usual Tanya Baxter Contemporary stands out from the crowd with blue-chip works certain to appeal to serious art collectors in Asia. This year, the gallery is delighted to present the first-ever solo exhibition in Asia of Bridget Riley (b. 1931), an icon of Modern British art who first became known in the 1960s for her singular Op Art paintings, and who now in her 90s, continues to thrill audiences the world over with her highly original works. Riley’s paintings explore optical phenomena to evoke compelling, vibrant sensations of movement, colour and three-dimensionality.
Recently there has been a tremendous increase in focus on female artists worldwide, as seen in auction records and retrospective exhibitions in major museums. While Riley’s contemporaries such as Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach and David Hockney continually draw critical attention, Tanya Baxter Contemporary feels it is appropriate to highlight the work of a woman artist of equal calibre and standing.
A retrospective exhibition spanning Bridget Riley’s 70-year career was held at the Scottish National Gallery and then the Hayward Gallery, London in 2019-2020, to great acclaim. Bridget Riley’s work is in the collections of major museums worldwide, including Tate Britain, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Three colours (blue, yellow and turquoise) precipitating magentaBridget Riley Solo Exhibition at Art Central
Three Colours (Blue, Yellow and Turquoise) Precipitating Magenta 1982
Gouache on paper,
114.6 x 85.7 cm
Signed, dated and inscribed
Provenance: Juda Rowan Gallery,
London; Karsten Schubert, London; Private Collection, UK