Artwork Media

Sean Scully has always demonstrated a great commitment to abstraction, his paintings and works on paper incorporate a geometric structure with a soft and irregular application of pigment. Scully’s compositions often include stripes, grids, and the artist usually uses dark, earthy tones. This combination of structured composition with the idiosyncrasies of the chosen medium is typical of Scully’s work, this duality has been described by the artist as a “battle between system and emotion.”

Painting is profoundly emotional. When I finish a painting, I'm usually extremely sad.

Sean Scully