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Sean Scully

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Dublin, Ireland

Birth year

Lives in
New York City, Barcelona, and Munich

Works in
New York City, Barcelona, and Munich

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
May, 2014 B / W
Timothy Taylor Gallery
Apr, 2014 Print // Line
Bridgette Mayer Gallery

Sean Scully is an Irish-born American painter and printmaker who has twice been named a Turner Prize nominee. His work is collected in major museums worldwide.

Scully's paintings are often made up of a number of panels and are abstract. Scully paints in oils, sometimes laying the paint on quite thickly to create textured surfaces. After a brief initial period of hard-edge painting Scully abandoned the masking tape while retaining his characteristic motif of the stripe which he has developed and refined over time. His paintings typically involve architectural constructions of abutting walls and panels of painted stripes. In recent years he has augmented his trademark stripes by also deploying a mode of compositional patterning more reminiscent of a checkerboard. He has stated that this style represents the way in which Ireland has moved towards a more chequered society. He stated in 2006, "I remember growing up in Ireland and everything being chequered, even the fields and the people."

He was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.

Recent Exhibits

Sean Scully participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2013 93 EXHIBITION
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea
Nov, 2013 Triptychs
Pallant House Gallery
Oct, 2013 Night and Day
Cheim & Read
Sep, 2013 Change and Horizontals
The Drawing Center
Sep, 2013 Linear Abstraction
Alan Cristea Gallery - 31 Cork St
Sep, 2013 Hauptsache Grau #3 Farbiges Grau
Mies van der Rohe Haus
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