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Oct
10

Sean Scully : Prints

“The power of abstract painting today … lies in a constant exchange and perpetual
transformation of the physical state into a visual, emotional and mental state,
and back again. It is closely aligned to the human situation.” Sean Scully

Untitled (print #1) : portfolio ‘Enter Six’
etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite on paper
plate: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
1998

Untitled (print #2) : portfolio ‘Enter Six’
etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite on paper
plate: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
1998

Untitled (print #3) : portfolio ‘Enter Six’
etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite on paper
plate: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
1998

Untitled (print #4) : portfolio ‘Enter Six’
etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite on paper
plate: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
1998

Untitled (print #5) : portfolio ‘Enter Six’
etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite on paper
plate: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
1998

Untitled (print #6) : portfolio ‘Enter Six’
etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite on paper
plate: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
1998

The work of Sean Scully affirms our need and capacity as human beings to have spiritual affiliation with each other. The artist’s sensitivity to enduring truths is spoken through the language of abstraction. The nature of Scully’s practice is a ritualistic, determined pursuit of the multiple possibilities of his chosen subject matter — vertical and horizontal (rarely diagonal) stripes and blocks of layered colour. His paintings, watercolours, pastel drawings and photographs offer different ways to explore and come to an understanding of his art. Scully’s everyday life informs his work in the manner of a continuous colour landscape. The source for much of his abstraction is in his architectural and urban environment; in turn, his abstract paintings affect the ways both he and his audience review their everyday world.

[Extract : Essay - The Art of Sean Scully : A human spirituality]

Sean Scully : Body of Light (N.G.A)

Sean Scully : Smithsonian American Art Museum

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