From Op To Pop Art
Andy Warhol - Diamond Dust Shoe 255, 1980
Andy Warhol - Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdon from Reigning Queens, 1985
Andy Warhol - Flowers, 1970
Bridget Riley - Three Colours (Blue, Yellow and Turquoise) Precipitating Magenta 1982
Bridget Riley - Start, 2000
Bridget Riley - Rose horizontal, 2018
Tanya Baxter Contemporary has built a reputation for showcasing Op Art, Pop Art and Post-War Modern, and Contemporary Art.
First opened in 1995 in Hong Kong, and then in 1998 in London, the gallery exhibits at major international art fairs, as well as managing private and corporate collections worldwide. The Art Advisory is known for sourcing works by key artists for leading collectors, as well as championing mid-career artists and supporting emerging talents.
At "From Op to Pop Art" Exhibition, Tanya Baxter Contemporary will present works by the most preeminent Pop Art artist, Andy Warhol, as well as paintings by leading British Op Art artist Bridget Riley, who are currently proving to be of great appeal to audiences in Asia and the USA. The exhibition will thus display a balance between the preeminent creators of figurative paintings and those artists who explore form and colour in abstract works.
In 1980, Andy Warhol returned to his roots as a commercial illustrator by creating his Shoe series. Warhol implemented his signature style of repetition, arranging the shoes in a seemingly haphazard, yet methodical manner.
The composition provides a candid perspective of shoes, spilled out on the floor in no particular order, but also presents the various views of the classic high-heel, leaving no element of the shoe hidden. The conceptualization of these prints, undoubtedly, is a revival of the beginning of his artistic career in which his speciality was none other than women’s shoes.
An icon of Op art of British artist, Bridget Riley is known for her dynamic painting that exploits optical phenomena to evoke compelling sensations of movement, colour and three-dimensionality. Today she continues her exploration of the physical, psychological and social aspects of visual sensation and perception.
Three Colours (Blue, Yellow and Turquoise) Precipitating Magenta belongs to a collection of striped paintings that Riley produced between 1980 and 1985. The gouache maintains the vivid palette and structure that Riley developed following a trip to Egypt in 1979-80 which marked a breakthrough for the artist. Her carefully composed colour chords with their fleeting visual sensations have been likened to a passage of music.
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