Sean Scully comes back to Ireland to be honoured in his birthplace
“I’m coming to a very emotional place,” he says of his visit to Richmond Barracks while nodding to the transformative power of people and place “these... read more
Taking over the entire Himalayas Museum, Sean Scully does something that has not been attempted before: a career-length exhibition of a western abstract artist in China. His exhibition is part of the Biennale in Shanghai and features more than 100 works, oil, pastels, drawings, and photographs. One of the pieces will be Backs and Fronts, the work that broke the logjam of American minimalist painting.
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Encountering a room of Scullys you might think: ‘Oh, a lot of stripes and squares’. But if you look at one for a while it takes you over. Like the tee... read more
In three rooms we see Scully pushing and pulling surface and depth in dense pastels, exquisitely watery aquatint and spitbite prints, and vast paintin... read more
Sean Scully’s work has been placed alongside a much-misunderstood seascape by Turner. The result is a fascinating exhibition full of insight, power an... read more
Increasingly Post Modern art is in thrall to previous information. You have to know something, quite often something rather obscure and confined to yo... read more