A window in the Hague designed by Bridget Riley is completed. The work of art took three years to realize.
Bridget Riley has long been fascinated by the work of Piet Mondrian and has formed strong links to the Gemeentemuseum. Not only because of their common interest in abstract compositions but because Mondrian spent his entire life engaged in a poetic translation of his deep desire to harmonize the contrasts of paint, form, and colour. It was Riley’s fascination with Mondrian that first drew her to the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in 1996. Ever since then, the museum has maintained close links with her. After Riley won the Sikkens Prize in 2012, she staged a show of new and existing work in the museum’s Projects Gallery. In addition, the direct relationship between her work and Mondrian’s was highlighted by adding a space hung with examples of her recent work to the permanent display on Mondrian & De Stijl. Most recently, the close relationship between the artist and the museum led to the solo exhibition Bridget Riley – The Curve Paintings.
Two paintings by Riley are featured in the book Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques.