Betty Wood profiles painter Sean Scully on the occasion of his exhibition Kind of Red at Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, on view through July 12, 2014.
Commenting on completing his five-part painting Kind of Red (2013) in five days, Scully remarks "... if something’s right, it’s right. I don’t believe in corrections. I believe in the truth of doing something, and trying to see over time whether it works – I’m not interested in things being perfect.' This practicality leaves no room for nostalgia either: 'I don’t work with doubt – I make something simple, then I leave it..."