Sean Scully
Irish, born 1945
High auction record
$2m, Sotheby's, 2017
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Anderson Collection at Stanford University
Selected exhibitions
Sean Scully: No Words,
Edward Hopper House
The First Solo exhibition in Hong Kong-Sean Scully: Standing on the Edge of the World,
Hong Kong Arts Centre
Surface Tension,
The FLAG Art Foundation

Demonstrating an unwavering commitment to abstraction, Sean Scully’s paintings and works on paper combine an underlying geometric structure with soft edges and uneven application of pigment. Scully’s compositions often employ stripes, grids, and dark, earthy tones, as seen in early watercolors where Scully allowed the paint to puddle and overlap with a larger stripe motif. This integration of structured composition with the idiosyncrasies of the chosen medium is typical of Scully’s work; the artist has described this duality as a “battle between system and emotion.”

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