Sean Scully

We cordially invite you to a virtual tour of our exhibitions "SEAN SCULLY" and "RUBÉN MARTÍN DE LUCAS":


Ausstellung


"I do believe abstraction is and was meant to embody deep emotion. I believe it is its job, in the history of art."
Sean Scully


Sean Scully, "Raval 7", Martino 96012

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Raval 7"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1996

56,5 x 76 cm, Pr. 28,5 x 58 cm

sign. dat. bez. bet.

Auflage 29 Exemplare

Martino 96012

[26469]

On the occassion of "DüSSELDORF COLOGNE OPEN GALLERIES 2022"
(02.–04.09.2022)


02.09.–30.10.22

SEAN SCULLY
(born in Dublin 1945)
– Selected prints


Sean Scully, "Shadowing",  nicht mehr bei Martino

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Shadowing"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2010

73 x 78,7 cm, Pr. 45 x 55,8 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 64 Exemplare

nicht mehr bei Martino

[25771]

We cordially invite you and your friends to our opening
on Friday, the 2nd of September 2022, in the time between at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.




The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue (96 pages, Euro 10).


You also have the possibility to leaf through the cataloque (PDF) virtually here.

Katalog Button

Sean Scully, "Wall of Light Red", Scully SS1776

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Wall of Light Red"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2002

73,5 x 78,5 cm, Pr. 45,5 x 55,5 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 51 Exemplare

Scully SS1776

[24914]


Press release (German)


Sean Scully, "Orange", Scully SS3280

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Orange"

aus "Landlines and Robes"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

76,2 x 63,5 cm, Pr. 50,8 x 45,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3280

[26567]

Sean Scully, "Rust", Scully SS3342

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Rust"

aus "Landlines and Robes"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

76,2 x 63,5 cm, Pr. 50,8 x 45,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3342

[26570]


"SEAN SCULLY – Arbeiten aus dem graphischen Œuvre"

Dem druckgraphischen Werk des Künstlers Sean Scully widmet die Galerie Boisserée ihre kommende Ausstellung. Graphische Werke, insbesondere Aquatintaradierungen, sind für den 1945 in Dublin geborenen Künstler parallel zu seiner Malerei ein wichtiges Ausdrucksmedium. In vielen seiner verdichteten, fast geschichteten Farbdarstellungen geht es um Licht, um das Durchscheinen und Überlagern. Stärker noch als in den Gemälden gelingt es ihm in seinen Radierungen durch äußerte Virtuosität, einzelne Farben so zu überlagern, dass sie zart, durchscheinend und voller Licht wirken.

Die Arbeiten von Sean Scully wurden in zahlreichen retrospektiven Ausstellungen gewürdigt, nicht zuletzt 2022 in der Langen Foundation Neuss. Seine rein abstrakte Motivwelt schöpft aus horizontal und vertikal komponierten Farbflächen ein schier unendliches kompositorisches Potential. Indem er die Flächen immer wieder neu miteinander in Bezug setzt, erleben wir vorrangig die Wirkung der einzelnen Farben mit- und gegeneinander. Obwohl seine Darstellung abstrakt bleibt, bezieht er sich zumeist auf die Realität und pflegt große Naturnähe. Seine Arbeiten "Landlines" sind die Essenz des Zusammentreffens von Himmel und Erde, von Horizontlinien und den Schichtungen von Landschaft, Küstenlinie, Meer und Himmel. In seinen Werken mit dem Titel "Robe" bezieht er sich auf die tatsächliche Robe, das Gewand, aber auch auf Stoffe selbst. Seine Inspirationsquellen reichen hier von den reichverzierten Stoffen Marokkos bis hin zu den Gewanddarstellungen in illustrierten Evangeliaren wie dem "Book of Durrow" aus dem 7. Jahrhundert. In seinen Werken "Wall of Light", die seit einer Mexiko-Reise sein Werk bestimmen, widmet er sich dem Spiel von Licht und Schatten auf Mauerwerk. Die Wirkung von Licht, farbigen Schatten oder die Veränderung des Lichts über die Tages- und Jahreszeiten spielen dabei eine große Rolle.

Parallel zur Ausstellung mit Werken von Sean Scully, die in unseren Haupträumen stattfindet, zeigen wir im Basement der Galerie erstmals eine Videoinstallation von Rubén Martín de Lucas (geb. 1977 in Madrid). In "ICEBERG NATIONS" ist auf elf Monitoren ein Projekt aus dem Jahr 2018 dokumentiert. Der Künstler reiste nach Grönland, um dort auf bereits von der festen Eismasse abgelösten Eisbergen ein neues "Land", eine neue "Nation" auszurufen, indem er die Eisberge betrat und dort eine Flagge hisste. Diese leicht abwegige Aktion gepaart mit der Gewissheit, dass die Eisberge bald schmelzen, soll dem Betrachter die Absurdität von Grenzen, Nationen und menschlichen Besitzansprüchen auf die Erde vor Augen führen.


Die Ausstellungen sind vom 2. September bis zum 30. Oktober 2022 in der Galerie Boisserée zu sehen.
Die Eröffnung findet am 2. September 2022 von 18.30 Uhr bis 20.00 Uhr statt.


Sean Scully, "Landline Ochre", Scully SS2761

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Landline Ochre"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2016

71,1 x 53,4 cm, Pr. 37,8 x 25 cm

sign. num. dat. bez. bet.

Auflage 44 Exemplare

Scully SS2761

[23620]


Special opening hours during
"DüSSELDORF COLOGNE OPEN GALLERIES 2022":
Friday 02 September 2022 1 p.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday 03 September 2022 1 p.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday 04 September 2022 1 p.m.–5 p.m.


Sean Scully, "Coin Tower",  nicht mehr bei Martino

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Coin Tower"

Archival Pigment Print 2021

70,9 x 55,7 cm, Abb. 63,2 x 38,4 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 40 Exemplare

[26606]


Sie können sich alle Exponate der Ausstellung hier ansehen:


Works of art


Sean Scully, "Window"

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Window"

Archival Pigment Print 2021

70,9 x 55,7 cm, Abb. 62,8 x 46,5 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 47 Exemplare

[26609]

Sean Scully, "Dark Square"

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Dark Square"

Archival Pigment Print 2021

70,8 x 55,7 cm, Abb. 63,0 x 48,4 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 47 Exemplare

[26607]

Sean Scully, "Cage"

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Cage"

Archival Pigment Print 2021

71 x 55,7 cm, Abb. 67,3 x 43,2 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 47 Exemplare

[26605]

Sean Scully, "Coin Tower"

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Coin Tower"

Archival Pigment Print 2021

70,9 x 55,7 cm, Abb. 63,2 x 38,4 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 47 Exemplare

[26606]

Sean Scully, "Cage Green"

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Cage Green"

Archival Pigment Print 2021

70,9 x 55,7 cm, Abb. 63,2 x 47,5 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 47 Exemplare

[26610]

Sean Scully, "Inset"

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Inset"

Archival Pigment Print 2021

70,9 x 55,7 cm, Abb. 63,8 x 46,4 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 47 Exemplare

[26608]

Sean Scully, "Yellow", Scully SS3281

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Yellow"

aus "Landlines and Robes"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

76,2 x 63,5 cm, Pr. 50,8 x 45,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3281

[26572]

Sean Scully, "Pink", Scully SS3282

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Pink"

aus "Landlines and Robes"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

76,2 x 63,5 cm, Pr. 50,8 x 45,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3282

[26568]

Sean Scully, "Orange", Scully SS3280

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Orange"

aus "Landlines and Robes"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

76,2 x 63,5 cm, Pr. 50,8 x 45,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3280

[26567]

Sean Scully, "Grey", Scully SS3283

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Grey"

aus "Landlines and Robes"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

76,2 x 63,5 cm, Pr. 50,8 x 45,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3283

[26566]

Sean Scully, "Cream", Scully SS3279

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Cream"

aus "Landlines and Robes"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

76,2 x 63,5 cm, Pr. 50,8 x 45,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3279

[26565]

Sean Scully, "Shade", Scully SS3341

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Shade"

aus "Landlines and Robes"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

76,2 x 63,5 cm, Pr. 50.8 x 45,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3341

[26571]

Sean Scully, "Rust", Scully SS3342

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Rust"

aus "Landlines and Robes"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

76,2 x 63,5 cm, Pr. 50,8 x 45,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3342

[26570]

Sean Scully, "Rouge", Scully SS3338

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Rouge"

aus "Landlines and Robes"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

76,2 x 63,5 cm, Pr. 50,8 x 45,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3338

[26569]

Sean Scully, "Brown", Scully SS3240

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Brown"

aus "Landlines and Robes"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

76,2 x 63,5 cm, Pr. 50,8 x 45,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3240

[26564]

Sean Scully, "Black", Scully SS3343

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Black"

aus "Landlines and Robes"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

76,2 x 63,5 cm, Pr. 50,8 x 45,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3343

[26563]

Sean Scully, "Landline Far", Scully SS3413

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Landline Far"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

55,8 x 43,2 cm, Pr. 31,6 x 25,4 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3413

[26604]

Sean Scully, "Landline Amber", Scully SS3412

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Landline Amber"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2018

55,9 x 43,2 cm, Pr. 31,7 x 25,4 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS3412

[26603]

Sean Scully, "Landline Blue Black", Scully SS2760

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Landline Blue Black"

Buch als Vorzugsausgabe

Buch mit 1 Farbaquatintaradierung 2016

71,3 x 53,5 cm, Pr. 37,8 x 25,2 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage ca. 44 Exemplare

Scully SS2760

[23970]

Sean Scully, "Landline Ochre", Scully SS2761

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Landline Ochre"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2016

71,1 x 53,4 cm, Pr. 37,8 x 25 cm

sign. num. dat. bez. bet.

Auflage 44 Exemplare

Scully SS2761

[23620]

Sean Scully, "Landline Grey", Scully SS2471

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Landline Grey"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2014

55,9 x 43,2 cm, Pr. 31,8 x 25,4 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 45 Exemplare

Scully SS2471

[26470]

Sean Scully, "Blue", Scully SS1883

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Blue"

aus "Fighting Words"

Buch mit 1 Farbaquatintaradierung 2011

37,5 x 29,8 cm x 2,9 cm, Abb. 20,1 x 15 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 150 Exemplare

Scully SS1883

[26611]

Sean Scully, "Wall of light blue corner", Scully SS1797

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Wall of light blue corner"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2010

73,2 x 78,5 cm, Pr. 45,4 x 55,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 66 Exemplare

Scully SS1797

[20166]

Sean Scully, "Shadowing", Scully SS1796

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Shadowing"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2010

73 x 78,7 cm, Pr. 45 x 55,8 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 64 Exemplare

Scully SS1796

[25771]

Sean Scully, "Liliane", Scully SS1815

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Liliane"

Mappenwerk mit 8 Farbaquatintaradierungen 2010

86 x 71 cm, Pr. 61 x 46 cm

sign. num. dat. bez. bet.

Auflage 54 Exemplare

Scully SS1815

[23994]

Sean Scully, "Winter Light",  nicht mehr bei Martino

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Winter Light"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2009

38,1 x 29,9 cm, Pr. 20,1 x 15,2 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 45 Exemplare

nicht mehr bei Martino

[26313]

Sean Scully, "Wall of Light Crimson", Scully SS1798

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Wall of Light Crimson"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2005

73,1 x 78,5 cm, Pr. 45,5 x 55,5 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 50 Exemplare

Scully SS1798

[23529]

Sean Scully, "Barcelona Robe", Scully SS1802

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Barcelona Robe"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2005

84,6 x 64,5 cm, Pr. 54 x 39,5 cm

sign. num. dat. bez. bet.

Auflage 50 Exemplare

Scully SS1802

[25130]

Sean Scully, "Barcelona Noche", Scully SS1787

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Barcelona Noche"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2005

58,3 x 79 cm, Pr. 39,7 x 54,8 cm

sign. bez.

Auflage 50 Exemplare

Scully SS1787

[26460]

Sean Scully, "Barcelona Day", Scully SS1786

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Barcelona Day"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2005

58,1 x 79,3 cm, Pr. 39,5 x 54,7 cm

sign. bez.

Auflage 50 Exemplare

Scully SS1786

[26462]

Sean Scully, "Etchings for Federico Garcia Lorca",  nicht mehr bei Martino

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Etchings for Federico Garcia Lorca"

Folge von 10 Farbaquatintaradierungen 2003

je 45,7 x 71,1 cm

sign. num. dat. bez. bet.

Auflage 60 Exemplare

nicht mehr bei Martino

[25311]

Sean Scully, "Wall of Light Red", Scully SS1776

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Wall of Light Red"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2002

73,5 x 78,5 cm, Pr. 45,5 x 55,5 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 51 Exemplare

Scully SS1776

[24914]

Sean Scully, "Wall of Light Red Grey", Scully SS1777

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Wall of Light Red Grey"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2002

73,4 x 78,5 cm, Pr. 45,2 x 55,5 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 51 Exemplare

Scully SS1777

[25104]

Sean Scully, "Mirror Mirror", Scully SS2437

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Mirror Mirror"

Buch mit 1 Farbaquatintaradierung 2002

44 x 32 cm, Pr. 34 x 23,5 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 150 Exemplare

Scully SS2437

[23021]

Sean Scully, "Wall of Light Orange",  nicht mehr bei Martino

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Wall of Light Orange"

Farbaquatintaradierung 2000

57 x 76 cm, Pr. 32,8 x 45,3 cm

sign. num. dat. bez. bet.

Auflage 33 Exemplare

nicht mehr bei Martino

[25132]

Sean Scully, "Mirror Smoke", Scully SSpr 980

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Mirror Smoke"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1998

58,4 x 45,7 cm, Pr. 25,1 x 20,1 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 60 Exemplare

Scully SSpr 980

[25116]

Sean Scully, "Large Mirror II", Scully SS1650

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Large Mirror II"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1997

76,2 x 56 cm, Pr. 45,7 x 40,6 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 49 Exemplare

Scully SS1650

[26623]

Sean Scully, "Raval 7", Martino, Scully 96012, SSpr 9604

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Raval 7"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1996

56,5 x 76 cm, Pr. 28,5 x 58 cm

sign. dat. bez. bet.

Auflage 32 Exemplare

Martino, Scully 96012, SSpr 9604

[26469]

Sean Scully, "Raval 4", Martino, Scully 96009, SSpr 9607

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Raval 4"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1996

56,5 x 76 cm, Pr. 28,5 x 58 cm

sign. dat. bez. bet.

Auflage 32 Exemplare

Martino, Scully 96009, SSpr 9607

[26468]

Sean Scully, "Raval 1", Martino, Scully 96006, SSpr 96 01.1

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Raval 1"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1996

56,5 x 76 cm, Pr. 28,5 x 58 cm

sign. dat. bez. bet.

Auflage 32 Exemplare

Martino, Scully 96006, SSpr 96 01.1

[26467]

Sean Scully, "Barcelona Diptych V", Martino, Scully 96005, SS1641

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Barcelona Diptych V"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1996

65,8 x 49,8 cm, Pr. 28,5 x 38,8 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 31 Exemplare

Martino, Scully 96005, SS1641

[25134]

Sean Scully, "Barcelona Diptych III", Martino, Scully 96003, SS1639

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Barcelona Diptych III"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1996

76 x 55,9 cm, Pr. 39,3 x 38,1 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 35 Exemplare

Martino, Scully 96003, SS1639

[25133]

Sean Scully, "Barcelona Diptych II", Martino, Scully 96002, SS1638

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Barcelona Diptych II"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1996

75,9 x 56,8 cm, Pr. 39,5 x 38 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 31 Exemplare

Martino, Scully 96002, SS1638

[23471]

Sean Scully, "π", Martino 94005

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"π"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1994

59,5 x 80 cm, Pr. 40 x 50,5 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 119 Exemplare

Martino 94005

[25107]

Sean Scully, "Checker", Martino 94004

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Checker"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1994

80 x 60 cm, Pr. 50 x 40 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 40 Exemplare

Martino 94004

[20944]

Sean Scully, "Heart of Darkness 6", Martino 92001

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Heart of Darkness 6"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1992

47 x 55,6 cm, Pr. 12,4 x 17,7 cm

sign. dat. bez.

Auflage 338 Exemplare

Martino 92001

[26458]

Sean Scully, "Heart of Darkness 4", Martino 92001

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Heart of Darkness 4"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1992

47 x 55,5 cm, Pr. 20,6 x 17,8 cm

sign. dat. bez.

Auflage 338 Exemplare

Martino 92001

[26456]

Sean Scully, "Heart of Darkness 3", Martino 92001

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Heart of Darkness 3"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1992

55,7 x 47,1 cm, Pr. 32,2 x 27,9 cm

sign. dat. bez.

Auflage 338 Exemplare

Martino 92001

[26459]

Sean Scully, "Heart of Darkness 2", Martino 92001

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Heart of Darkness 2"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1992

55,7 x 47,3 cm, Pr. 32 x 26,3 cm

sign. dat. bez.

Auflage 338 Exemplare

Martino 92001

[26457]

Sean Scully, "Heart of Darkness 1", Martino 92001

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Heart of Darkness 1"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1992

47,1 x 55,5 cm, Pr. 11,7 x 17,6 cm

sign. dat. bez.

Auflage 338 Exemplare

Martino 92001

[26455]

Sean Scully, "Triptych", Martino, Scully 91011, SS1541

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Triptych"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1991

44,2 x 58,1 cm, Pr. 26,1 x 42,7 cm

sign. num. dat. bet.

Auflage 35 Exemplare

Martino, Scully 91011, SS1541

[26454]

Sean Scully, "Tetuan", Martino, Scully 91012, SS1540

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Tetuan"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1991

46,3 x 49,4 cm, Pr. 29,7 x 35,1 cm

sign. dat. bez.

Auflage 36 Exemplare

Martino, Scully 91012, SS1540

[26453]

Sean Scully, "Diptych", Martino 91010

Sean Scully

(geb. 1945 Dublin)

"Diptych"

Farbaquatintaradierung 1991

45,9 x 54,6 cm, Pr. 29,9 x 40,4 cm

sign. dat. bez. bet.

Auflage 35 Exemplare

Martino 91010

[26452]


Biography

1945 Born in Dublin, Ireland on 30 June

1949-59 Family moves to London.

Grows up in a working-class area of South London and attends local convent schools. Paintings in Catholic churches have an important influence on him. The nine-year-old schoolboy wants to become an artist.

Becomes interested in American "Rhythm & Blues" music and starts a music club of his own. Retains his interest in popular music all his life.

1960-62 Apprentices at a commercial printing shop in London. The experience of type-setting teaches attributes of shape and pressure, light and shadow. Joins a graphic design studio.

1962-65 Attends evening classes at the Central School of Art, London with an interest in figurative painting.

1964 Regularly visits Vincent van Gogh’s painting "Van Gogh’s Chair" (1888) at Tate Gallery, London (Now in The National Gallery, London). Its directness has a profound effect on the young artist.

1965 On May 7 1965 Scully becomes a father at the age of 19, with the birth of Paul.

1965-1968 Decides to dedicate himself entirely to art studies. Studies at the Croydon College of Art, London.

Is interested in van Gogh, Emil Nolde, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Henri Matisse.

Discovers Abstract Expressionism.

1968-72 Attends Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. A University Theatre’s production of Beckett’s ’Waiting for Godot’ makes a lasting impression. Scully meets Rosemary Purnell, a fellow student. A close relationship develops while both working in the studio of the Painting Department.

1969 Visits Morocco. The stripes and colors of local textiles and carpets and the southern light make as deep an impression as they did on Eugene Delacroix, Matisse and Paul Klee.

Experiments with sculpture, and form beyond the painted surface, both as a direct response to Morocco, with strips of cloth over wooden structures, combined with the wrapped and the woven, a strong connection to his interest in craft.

His technically flawless paintings consist of a complicated grid system of intersecting bands and lines, which form a rich optical field. The illusion of depth and space is activated by color contrasts. The influence of Op Art is clearly visible.

1970 Awarded the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Prize.

1971 Scully marries Rosemary Purnell.

After graduation remains as teaching assistant.

At the same time teaches Art one day a week at the City of Sunderland College of Art, Houghton-le-Spring, England.

1972-73 Awarded the Frank Knox Fellowship to attend Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Makes his first visit to the United States.
Continues to make sculptures of grid frames repetitively wrapped and woven in colored felt.
In painting, experiments with new techniques; starts using tape and spraying paint in paintings composed of grids of interlaced vertical, horizontal and diagonal bands and stripes. All expressiveness is omitted.

1973 First solo exhibition at the Rowan Gallery, London after returning from America. Sells out the entire show.

"Inset #2" is a temporary break in his rigid grid system and prefigures his device of the inset canvas, which becomes a distinctive feature of his work from the beginning of the 1980s.

1973-75 Teaches at the Chelsea College of Art and Design and Goldsmith’s College of Art and Design, London.

1975 Awarded a two-year Harkness Fellowship with which he moves to New York. Lives with the artist Catherine Lee.

American art, especially Minimalism, and his friendship with Robert Ryman encourages him to simplify his expression.

Creates "Change" series, 50 acrylic works on paper. This pivotal series reflects the changes in his personal life. At the same time, it prefigures the large, spatially hermetic dark canvases of the following years.

1977 Has his first solo exhibition in New York at the Duffy-Gibbs Gallery.

1978 Marries Catherine Lee.

1978-82 Teaches part-time at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. Develops important friendships and contacts in the academic and art world.

At this time, his palette is reduced to shades of grey monochrome ’Black Paintings’. The composition is pared down to thin horizontal or vertical lines.

1979 Decides together with his wife to choose one his especially important or typical paintings every year to be named after her. This marks the beginning of his private collection, the series "The Catherine Paintings".

1980 Travels to Mexico. Inspired by the trip, he begins painting from nature, transcribing his experience of color and light directly on the paper with watercolors. Before 1980 used watercolor only occasionally.

1981 First retrospective at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England travels within the United Kingdom under the auspices of the Arts Council of Great Britain.

Starts to withdraw from Minimalist aesthetics. Color and space return. Stops taping his stripes and starts drawing them freehand. Brushstrokes are clearly visible. A soft painterly outline becomes characteristic of his works. Gets his richness of color by overpainting in many different layers.

The large polyptych "Backs and Fronts", his manifesto painting is completed.

1981-84 Teaches at the Parsons School of Art, New York, USA.

1982 Spends part of the summer working at the artists’ colony founded by Edward Albee at Montauk, Long Island. Produces small multi-panel works on found pieces of wood.

Reaches maturity with "Heart of Darkness". Combines rigid geometry with expressive texture and color.

1982-83 Continues to combine and recombine canvases to make polyptychs.

1983 Becomes American citizen.

Paul, his nineteen-year-old son from a previous marriage, dies in a car accident in London.

Receives the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Receives the Guggenheim Fellowship.

Begins his first collaboration with a printer. This prefigures his long-term commitment to printmaking using various graphic techniques.

1984 Achieves international breakthrough.

Dedicates his painting "Paul" to his deceased son.

Receives the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

Selected for the exhibition entitled "An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

1985 First solo American museum exhibition at the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA; travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

Major museums acquire large-scale Modernist paintings by Scully at a time when Postmodernism is the dominant trend.

The paintings become more physical, to the point where they can stand freely on the floor without any need for support, although they are conceived to hang on the wall.

1987 Changes to a less complex, flatter and smaller scale of working.

1987-90 Makes a number of visits to Mexico. Exposure to new sources of visual stimuli can be seen in new watercolors and works on paper. Time spent with Mayan historical sites proves inspiration for later stone sculptures.

Creates the first image that would become an extended meditation on architecture and light with "the Wall of Light" series.

1988 Incorporates, for the first time, the element of steel in a painting, "Why and What (Yellow)".

1989 First solo exhibition in a European museum, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; travels to Palacio Velázquez, Madrid and Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich.

1990 Maurice Poirier’s monograph is published by Hudson Hills Press, New York. Photographs by Scully are published for the first time, in black and white as illustrations and in color in the paintings section.

1991 Expands the use of steel, setting oil on linen "Insets" into large steel panels.

Begins regular use of the checkerboard motif, which was hinted at in the early "Hidden Drawing" and "Taped Painting" series.

1992 Lectures at Harvard.

In December, revisits Morocco to make a film for the BBC on Matisse, who visited Morocco in 1912-13.

1993 First exhibition of "The Catherine Paintings" at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX.

1994 Makes first paintings at his new studio in Barcelona.

1995 Participates in the Joseph Beuys Lectures 1995 on the state of contemporary art in Britain, Europe and the United States at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, England.

Starts making three-dimensional "Floating Paintings". These are rectangular vertical sheet metal boxes attached to the wall along one of the narrowest sides. The other sides are covered by painted vertical stripes.

1996 Visits Morocco. The portfolio "Atlas" Walls, 1998 includes several photos from this trip.

1997 Photographs exhibited for the first time at Sala de Exposiciones Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain.

1998 Participates in a colloquium held in conjunction with the exhibition "Richard Pousette-Dart (1916-1992)", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

1999 Visits Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The portfolio "Santo Domingo for Nené" consists of photos taken during this trip.

Paints "Chelsea Wall", the first painting in the new studio in Chelsea, New York City.

2000 Becomes an Honorary Fellow of the London Institute of Arts and Letters.

2001 Becomes a member of Aosdána, an Irish affiliation of artists engaged in literature, music and the visual arts.

2002-07 Professor of painting at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany.

2003 Receives the degree of an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from two universities: the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, and the National University of Ireland, Dublin.

Commissioned to make a site specific sculpture for the University of Limerick. The result is the first monumental sculpture, a 32 metre long block of solid Chinese black basalt and Portuguese limestone, titled "Crann Soilse".

2004 Retrospective exhibition opens at Sara Hilden Art Museum Tampere, Finland; Travels to Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Weimar and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

2005 "Sean Scully: Wall of Light" exhibition opens at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC and travels to Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Travels to the Isle of Aran with a group of students from the Munich Kunstakademie and makes an extensive series of photographs of the island’s stone walls.

2006 Marries artist Liliane Tomasko.

Dublin City Gallery – The Hugh Lane, Dublin opens the Sean Scully Gallery, a dedicated, permanent installation of paintings by the artist.

Exhibition of prints at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

Awarded position of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universitas Miguel Hernandez in Valencia, Spain

2007-08 "Sean Scully. A Retrospective" opens at Miro Foundation, Barcelona; Travels to Musée d’Art Moderne, Sainte-Etienne and Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO), Rome.

Awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by Universitas Miguel Hernandez, Valencia.

Gives Elson Lecture at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Commissioned to make "Wall of Light Cubed", a site-specific stone sculpture for Chateau La Coste near Aix-en-Provence, France.

2009 Retrospective exhibition "Konstantinopel oder die versteckte Sinnlichkeit. Die Bilderwelt von Sean Scully (Constantinople or the Sensual Concealed. The Imagery of Sean Scully") opens at MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg; Travels to Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Son Oisín is born.

2010-2011 Exhibition of important early works, "Works from the 1980s" opens at VISUAL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow; Travels to Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds and Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany.

2011 Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI opens their new expansion with solo exhibition of Sean’s 8 part "Liliane" paintings and related works.

2012 Opens nine solo museum exhibitions from Philadelphia, PA to Rome, Italy, including "Sean Scully. Grey Wolf – A Retrospective" at the Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland and Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria.

2013 Becomes a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England

2014 Awarded an honorary doctorate of Fine Arts from the National University of Ireland's Burren College of Art.

His painting "Green Robe Figure", 2005 is included in the exhibition "Post-Picasso. Reaccion Contemporaneas" at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. The exhibition examines the responses of contemporary artists to the life and work of Pablo Picasso.

Sean extends his series "Landline" paintings started in 2000. A majority of the work is done on aluminum panels, composed of horizontal stripes using colors that reference his student period.

2015 Opens fourteen solo exhibitions around the World, including the first major retrospective by a western artist in China. The retrospective show travels both to Shanghai and Beijing.

Museum Liaunig/Neuhaus in Austria opens their new building expansion with a solo exhibition "Sean Scully. Painting as an Imaginative World Appropriation".

Participates for the first time at the Venice Biennale with the solo exhibition "Land Sea" at the Palazzo Falier in Venice, Italy.

Opens a new studio space in Tappan, New York.

Publishes a new book of essays by Arthur C. Danto on Sean Scully.

His permanent installation at the 10th century Church of Santa Cecília de Montserrat in Barcelona, Spain opens to the public. Receives the award V Congreso Asociacion Protecturi, Madrid, Spain for his contribution to the Spanish religious heritage.

A new sculpture in corten steel "Boxes of Air" is made for a solo exhibition focusing on sculpture at Château La Coste, France. Five more sculptures are produced, further developing this expression in depth.

2016 Second major exhibition in China "Sean Scully: Resistance and Persistence. Paintings 1967-2015. London and New York" travels from the Art Museum of the Nanjing University of the Arts to the Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, and the Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan.

Revisits the techniques first introduced in the late sixties with spray painting.

Awarded Harper's Bazaar Art International Artist of the Year Award, Hong Kong, China.

Work expands in two particular directions: sculpture and figuration. Most recently Scully has revisited his early exploration in figuration from the late Sixties in an ambitious painting series of graphic yet tender figuration, inspired by his son, titled "Eleuthera".

"INNER, the collected writings and interviews of Sean Scully", edited by Kelly Grovier, is published by Hatje Cantz in English. Mandarin and German translations follow.

2017 First solo exhibition in Russia is held at MAMM, the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, and then travels to the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.

2018 Awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by Newcastle University, Newcastle, England.

Solo exhibition of sculpture at the Cuadra San Cristóbal, Mexico City is the first exhibition ever staged at the Luis Barragán masterpiece, and includes paintings installed in the working stable block.

A 40 metre long mosaic installation is unveiled at the new American Embassy in London.

The first exhibition dedicated to sculpture "Inside Outside" opens at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield, England. Six new sculptures were made for the exhibition, several in completely new directions, including the monumental "Wall Dale Cubed", consisting of over 1350 tonnes of local Yorkshire stone. "Crate of Air", a continuation of the Boxes of Air series, was re-thought and re-conceived into smaller modular parts, enabling the artist to reform and reconstruct the sculpture depending on its location.

Two further major exhibitions of painting open. "Vita Duplex" a retrospective, opens at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. opens a solo exhibition of the Landline series.

2019 The National Gallery of Art in London, UK, opens a solo exhibition of new work responding to the Museum’s collection of Turner paintings, titled Sean "Scully: Sea Star". The retrospective "Long Light" opens at the Villa Panza, Varese, Italy and the Albertina Museum in Vienna dedicates a solo exhibition to the figurative "Eleuthera" series.

A BBC documentary on the life and work of Sean Scully is released, directed by award winning documentary film maker, Nick Willing.

San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice invites Scully to make a site-specific intervention in the Holy space and accompanying exhibition in their associated buildings, in conjunction with the 58th La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition, titled "Human", is of landmark important in the artist’s career, with a central sculpture 11 metres high in the central nave of the 16th century Church, accompanied by an illuminated manuscript containing over 40 unique drawings to be placed on the lectern in the Choir of the Basilica, on which the monks place the prayer book being used each day, during exhibition hours.

A solo exhibition "Long Light" opens at the Villa Panza in Varese, Italy, and the exhibition ’Vita Duplex’ travels to the LWL Museum, Münster, Germany.

The Albertina Museum in Vienna dedicates a solo exhibition to the "Eleuthera" series of painting, the series that begins the artist’s return to figuration.

2020 Painted during the first month of the COVID-19 pandemic, "Black Windows" and "Black Square" become immediately recognized as significant to the moment.

New sculptures using glass and mirror-polished aluminum form the exhibition "Inside Outside" at fellow artist and friend Tony Cragg’s Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden.

"Passenger – A Retrospective" opens at the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. This goes on to tour to the Benaki museum, Athens, Greece and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia.

2021 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth opens the important 50-year retrospective "The Shape of Ideas", initiated by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, after its 2020 opening was postponed by the pandemic.

2022 "The Shape of Ideas" opens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Three further retrospectives also open internationally this year: "Song of Color" at the Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany; "Painting and Sculpture", at the Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej (CSW), Toruń, Poland; "A Wound in a Dance with Love", MAMbo Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, Italy. Other solo exhibitions include "Material World", at the Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Currently lives and works in New York, Aix-en-Provence, and Germany.




Sean Scully

Sean Scully (b. in Dublin in 1945) has created an unmistakable and absolutely timeless oeuvre.

He has reinterpreted abstraction since the 1960s: not as a purely formal examination of colour, form, surface, structure, body and light, but as a medium, the means of expression of which are orientated towards external moods, literary influences and relationships.

Whereas, in his early works, he precisely set his edges in the sense of the then hip ‘hard edge’ style with adhesive tape, the clear ‘boundaries’ became more and more indistinct, blurred in nuances, but do not dissolve completely. The painterly quality, the peculiar contrast of the sparing formal composition, the simplicity and the harmony of colour moods and forms are equally fascinating.

Printmaking offers him a variety of techniques and expressive possibilities. He is inspired by the uniqueness of the materials and finds his own form of expression for every printing technique. His prints are masterpieces of contemporary graphic art.

Fascinating variations and combinations of vertical and horizontal lines of colour or rectangular colour fields have created an extraordinary and unique oeuvre of great sensual power.


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