Sean Scully, ‘'Twelve Triptychs' Installation view of the solo exhibition 'Sean Scully: Iona', Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (April - June 2010)’, 2008, Ingleby Gallery

32.2 x 38.2 cm each

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

Solo Shows on Artsy

Sean Scully | change and horizontals, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich

Group Shows on Artsy

Jacob Kainen, Thomas Nozkowski, Sean Scully, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
JUST BLACK AND WHITE, Galerie Klüser, München
Group Show of Editions, Nicholas Gallery, Belfast
Stoney Road Press Limited Edition Books, Stoney Road Press, Dublin