Sean Scully


Sean Scully is a contemporary Irish-born American artist. His artistic practice spaces from printmaking to sculpture, watercolours and pastels, but he is mainly known for his monumental abstract paintings in which stripes or blocks of layered colour are the prevailing motif. Encompassing both the traditions of European painting and the distinct character of American abstraction, the artist’s best accomplishment is the reinvigoration of abstract painting with the philosophical and the sublime, combined with the earthy tangibility of paint. In more recent years Scully has returned to work on sculpture.

Scully’s work is held in numerous public collections including, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate, London; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20K21, Düsseldorf; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Guangzhou Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China and China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Full Heart, 1989 Oil on canvas 183 x 183 cm I 72 1/8 x 72 1/8 in
Doric Blue, 2015 Oil on linen 71 x 81 cm | 28 x 31.8 in