Sean Scully

Union Grey

Sean Scully

Union Grey

Price: $8,000.00

Framing not included

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Edition Size:
60.0 x 80.0 cm (23.6 x 31.5 in)
Signed, titled and numbered

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About the Artwork

The multiplicity of abstract compositions that form Scully works have indeed remarkably sensual and emotional qualities. The works achieve this emotional effect thorough a unique technique of applying first the direct brushwork on wet canvas, and second, through the hand drawn, irregular contours of the individual stripes that allow the layers of paint beneath to shine through.

“I was always looking at the horizon line – at the way the blocks of the world hug…and brush up against each other, their weight, their air, their colour, and the soft uncertain space between them.”

Sean Scully

Characterized by broad lines of horizontal and vertical colours, the work emanate a sense of absorbing stillness and calm. Scully’s subtle colour combination from black to different nuances of grey is emotionally charged, powerfully resonating with the viewer and illustrating the innate spirituality that characterized Scully complete oeuvre.

About the Artist


Sean Scully (Dublin, 1945) is known for rich, painterly abstractions in which stripes or blocks of layered color are a prevailing motif which appeal to universal understandings and emotions.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Etching

Artists from Rembrandt to Picasso have used etching to create some of their most famous works. Etching has often been combined with other intaglio techniques such as engraving or aquatint.