Kiki Na Art
Bridget Reilly Earrings, 2019
Hand painted acrylic, photograph, resin, pom-poms
Dimensions 80 x 80 mm
These earrings celebrate the artist Bridget Riley, (born 24 April 1931) an English painter who is one of the foremost exponents of Op art. Melding clean lines, color arrangements, and geometric precision she creates optically compelling visual effects. Riley’s use of gradients and variations in tone stems from her admiration for the Pointillist Georges Seurat. In 1968, Riley represented Great Britain in the Venice Biennale, where she was the first British contemporary painter, and the first woman, to be awarded the International Prize for painting.
Dublin born artist Ciarna Pham, who works under the name Kiki Na Art, is the creator of these unique pieces of handcrafted jewellery. The stunning one of a kind pieces are made for the individual and no two pieces are ever the same. To compliment the Desire exhibition at IMMA, Kiki Na Art has produced a collection of unique jewellery and wall pieces based on women artists in the museum collection.