Virginia Bridge is a Bristol based artist, specialising in painting and printmaking.
Bridge’s work is to be experienced rather than interpreted. She eschews complexity, narrative or symbol and seeks a purely aesthetic response from the viewer. Form, line and, colour are, themselves, the subject of the work. Simple geometric forms are used, sometimes derived from urban landscapes, simplified and/or transformed, in a process of playful exploration. Bridge’s work references the mid 20th century minimalist abstract geometric work of artists such as Ben Nicholson, Agnes Martin and George Dannatt, whose geometric abstractions were an exploration 'affect'; the unconscious, irrational or emotional response to an image, as an experience in its own right, without representation of, or association with, real objects or narratives.
Bridge graduated from the University of East Anglia in 1981, with a degree in Music with Fine Art, and the University of the West of England in 2019 ,with an MA (Distinction) in Multidisciplinary Printmaking.
She has exhibited widely across the UK, including the RWA, the Wells Contemporary, The Hepworth Wakefield, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, The Affordable Art Fair and various independent galleries.
She is represented by Agora Contemporary and The Drugstore Gallery.