Yayoi Kusama, Chandelier of Grief 2016/2018
To experience 'Chandelier of Grief' the viewer enters into a mirrored environment in which a sole light source is a chandelier. The chandelier rotates and, combined with its flickering, pulsating lights and the mirrored walls, is intended to create a destabilising yet mesmerising effect.
Fiona Rae, Untitled (emergency room) 1996
Typically, Rae combines contrasting ways of applying paint within a single canvas, leaving the viewer unable to read the painting in any one way. Vividly coloured geometric disks play against a background of vigorous black and white brushwork.
Bridget Riley Silvered 2 1981
Bridget Riley was born in 1931, spent her early years in Cornwall, and studied in London at Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art. She first drew critical attention with the black-and-white paintings she made from 1961, and her international breakthrough came four years later in The Responsive Eye at MoMA, New York, which celebrated the Op art movement.