▶ "There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed; when that sort of belief disappeared, things became uncertain and open to interpretation."; "Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity and one that depends on spiritual values."; "In my earlier paintings, I wanted the space between the picture plane and the spectator to be active."; "I work with nature, although in completely new terms."; "I used to build up to sensation, accumulating tension until it released a perceptual experience."; …
"I think this lack of a center has something to do with the loss of certainties that Christianity had to offer."; "His failures are as valuable as his successes: by misjudging one thing he conforms something else, even if at the time he does not know what that something else is."; "For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces."; "As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of enquiry emerge."; "As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play."
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Tell me what you know about Bridget Louise Riley CH CBE (born April 24, 1931 in London), the English painter who is one of the foremost proponents of op art, art that exploits the fallibility of the human eye.
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