Earning His Stripes
"Sean Scully has a deep emotional attachment to his art, so he has no time for the coolness of today's abstraction..." read more
"Sean Scully is among the greatest abstract painters of our age. He is also one of the most outspoken. Since the late 1960s, Scully’s visual expressiveness has been matched by a verbal dynamism that is no less arresting than his art. Varying widely in form from brief reflections of compressed eloquence to essay-long meditations on artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Giorgio Morandi and Mark Rothko–Scully’s writings are distinguished by a brutal lyricism and the effortlessness of their aphoristic turn of phrase. At once biographical and political, poignant and unflinching, the nearly 200 texts that comprise Inner: The Collected Writings and Selected Interviews of Sean Scully provide a unique perspective on one of the most engaging artistic imaginations of the past half century."
From Inner: The Collected Writings and Selected Interviews of Sean Scully by Sean Scully. Order your copy here.
Sean Scully now increasingly seems like the most remarkable abstract painter of his generation – this, at a time when abstract art, abstract painting,... read more
The artist spoke with ArtAsiaPacific in Guangzhou before his opening at the Guangdong Museum of Art to talk about this major second-coming to China, w... read more
The second phase of Abstract artist Sean Scully’s traveling exhibition continues its journey across China, arriving at the Guangdong Museum of Art in ... read more