Coverbild Sean Scully
Sean Scully
Figure Abstract
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Graphic Design: Hannes Aechter
Texts by: Marc O'Sullivan, Beate Reifenscheid, Sean Scully
German, English
September 2014 , 200 Pages , 0 Ills.
hardcover
305mm x 246mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3900-9
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| Scully’s early figurative works in dialogue with his abstract oeuvre
Sean Scully (* 1945 in Dublin) is considered one of the most significant abstract painters of our time. For decades he has produced a wealth of variations on his core theme of lines and stripes, creating works with a fascinating range of tone and expression from the romantic to the melancholic. Early on in his ca­reer Scully did figural work, to which he still feels in­debted; “To this day my paintings retain a sense of the body, and the feeling of a physical relationship with the world.” He considers German Expressionism one of his sources of inspiration and specifically cites the influence of artists André Derain, Henri Matisse, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. The stroke of the brush is a visible component of his paint­erly abstractions. The edges of his fields of color are delineated by hand, which lends his compositions a haptic quality. Presenting surprising new perspec­tives on the artist’s work, this publication is the first study on the interplay between figuration and ab­straction in Scully’s oeuvre. Ausstellungen/Exhibitions: Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus Koblenz 31.8.–16.11.2014 | Kunsthalle Rostock | Crawford Art Gallery, CorkSEAN SCULLY (*1945, Dublin) is one of the most famous artists of his generation. In addition to numerous exhibitions worldwide, he has been honored with important awards such as the Guggenheim Fellowship and Harckness Fellowship.
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