Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sean Scully in Little Island

Untitled watercolour, signed and dated 2.8.88.
This fine watercolor (76.25 x 57.25 cm) (30 x 22.5 in) by Sean Scully will be sold in Little Island on March 3rd.

On February 28th Sotheby’s London will also sell fine artworks by the artist. More.

Sean Scully was born in Dublin in 1945. He grew up in London and works in New York and Barcelona.
There he studied art first at London's Croydon College of Art (now Croydon College) and later at Newcastle University and at Harvard University in the United States. He settled in New York City in 1975.

In 2002 Scully taught painting at the Munich 'Akademie der Bildenden Künste'.

Scully's work derived from the traditions of European early modernism (Mondrian and Matisse), in its ideals for harmony and spirituality, and American late modernism (Pollock and Rothko), in its urge for large, open-ended compositions, expressing personal inner states.
Paintings from 1998 to the present are constructed with rectangular bricklike forms, closely fitted and arranged in horizontal and vertical groupings as if in a wall, and characterized by broad, gestural brushstrokes, a wide range of luminous colors built up in layers, and varying degrees of overall light and darkness.

Important literature:

Conrad, Joseph. “Heart of Darkness. Etchings by Sean SCULLY.”
NY: Limited Editions Club, 1992. (Very rare.)

Scully, Sean. Essays by Arthur C. Danto et al.
“The color of time. The Photographs of Sean Scully.”

Scully Sean: “Paintings, Pastels, Watercolors, Photographs. “
Engl.: Gemalde, Pastell Aquarelle, Fotographie (Painting, Pastels, Photography)

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