Sean Scully, ‘Square Light II, AP 7’, 1988, Goya Contemporary/Goya-Girl Press

About Sean Scully

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.”

Irish, b. 1945, Dublin, Ireland

Fair History on Artsy

2015
Galerie Lelong at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015
2013
New York,
Armand Bartos Fine Art at The Armory Show 2013