Sean Scully Solo Exhibition
The exhibition is the gallery’s first solo exhibition of the celebrated Irish-born artist, Sean Scully (b.1945), featuring seven new paintings from the artist’s studio. Raised in London and subsequently based in New York, Scully formulated his own abstract language and inimitable style, based on the grid and infused with a spirituality and reverence for colour and light, but also taking inspiration from architecture, landscape and his surroundings.
Scully’s mesmerising paintings consist of varyingly horizontal and vertical bands of colour, which seem to vibrate in interwoven grid formations. Greatly inspired by his travels to Mexico and Morocco, these influences manifest in works such as ‘Untitled (Landline)’, where thick and gestural horizontal bands of seemingly sun-drenched colours hover above an ochre ground to create a natural dialogue between abstraction and landscape. In a similar fashion, ‘Wall Deep Orange’ and ‘Wall of Light Yellow Field’ (both recent works) also pulse with vibrancy with rhythmic patterns of colour blocks. The works are deeply spiritual, and project a warmth that engages the viewer.