Sean Scully

Sean Scully: Wall of Light Cubed
James Kalm Report

James Kalm visits Sean Scully: Wall of Light Cubed at Cheim & Read, New York, on view through May 20, 2017. The gallery press release states that “In this show, Scully underscores the interplay between his two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, employing an expansive array of forms and materials, including oil and spray paint, watercolor, graphite, […]

Sean Scully @ Timothy Taylor Gallery
Saturation Point

John Stephens reviews the recent exhibition Sean Scully: Horizon at Timothy Taylor Gallery, London. Stephens writes: “I’d say [Scully] owes his success over the decades since the 70s not only to his deft and confident handling of paint but also to his understanding, not just of modernist abstraction but of the history of Western painting. […]

Sean Scully @ Mnuchin

David Rhodes reviews Sean Scully: The Eighties recently on view at Mnuchin Gallery, New York. Rhodes writes: “Longing, melancholy and urgency all prevail in these paintings. This denies a place for complacency and evinces a drive and focus that both address art-historical connections, and the contemporary world vis-à-vis the particularity of Scully’s own experience, be it emotional […]

Sean Scully: Interview
Studio International

Allie Biswas interviews painter Sean Scully on the occasion of the exhibition Sean Scully: The Eighties at Mnuchin Gallery, New York, on view through October 22, 2016. Asked about the new direction of his work in the 80’s Scully remarks: “I got impatient with the precious remoteness of high-end abstraction. I wanted to bring painting back to […]

Sean Scully’s Physical Spirituality
Painter's Bread

Michael Rutherford discovers a great trailer for the documentary film Sean Scully: The Bloody Canvas, produced by Yellow Asylum Films for RTE, directed by Alan Gilsenan with photography direction by Richard Kendrick. The film mixes audio interview with footage of Scully working in his studio. As the film begins, Scully remarks: "In my kind of […]