By introducing his motifs into a children’s story, and avoiding any sense of self-importance, Scully reveals another side of himself.
Minimalism sought to empty out narrative pictorial content. Scully’s goal has been to put it back.
Like his best works, Sean Scully’s “Black Square” is oddly exhilarating, especially because it is initially grim.
Surprises and puzzles in Venice and Vienna, from Sean Scully to Tintoretto.
“Someone recently asked me how I navigate the space between my abstract and figurative paintings, which I often paint side by side. I said I jump.”
Arturo Rucci, a former assistant to Scully, has been arrested under suspicion of stealing a triptych from the artist’s studio and consigning it for auction at Bonhams.
The Irish-born, London-educated, abstract painter Sean Scully established a signature style of painting nearly four decades ago.
On Monday, March 21, Hyperallergic editor Hrag Vartanian will join renowned critic and curator Karen Wilkin for a lively conversation about the work of six important artists — Susanna Heller, Ted Partin, William Powhida, Sean Scully, Robert Taplin and Summer Wheat.
The event is a fundraiser for the Triangle Arts Association, which is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support emerging and mid-career international and national visual artists, encouraging dialogue and experimentation through workshops, residencies and exhibition opportunities.