It was a relief to step away from the hustle and bustle of the Giardini and Arsenale, the main venues for the 58th Venice Biennale, to visit exhibitions elsewhere.
The Irish/American artist Sean Scully unveils Human: an exhibition of recent works both new and unseen pieces at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
At first glance, the Sean Scully show that just opened at the National Gallery in London couldn’t be more different from the exhibition not far away at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill. It features just one artist, rather than a series of well-known names.
4 October 2018
Sean Scully is extremely widely known as a painter. Indeed, I might go so far as to say that he is as widely known as any contemporary painter now living.
22 August 2018
A new exhibition of work by the Abstract painter Sean Scully titled, ‘Uninsideout’, featuring large-scale, multi-panel paintings, as well as works on paper, sculpture and a group of his celebrated Landline paintings has been announced by Blain|Southern
22 June 2018
This year’s annual Sculpture in the City’ exhibition (launching on 27 June) will include works from international artists including Sarah Lucas, Sean Scully and Marina Abramovic.
14 April 2018
Sean Scully is to create an ambitious new exhibition of both his paintings and his less known three-dimensional works, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YPS) in September.
12 February 2018
The new Sean Scully show in Newcastle is spread over two galleries, the Laing and the Hatton, and contains no new work. In fact, very much the opposite, it takes one back to the very beginnings of his career, in the early 1970s, when he was just ‘emerging’ into the art world, from his time […]
The international abstract painter Sean Scully will be exhibited across the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University from 10 February – 28 May 2018.
One name immediately sprang to mind – that of the born Irish, once British, now American painter Sean Scully.
21 December 2017
Works by one of the world’s leading abstract artists, Sean Scully will go on show at Luis Barragán’s iconic modernist landmark, Cuadra San Cristóbal in Mexico City from 7 February – 24 March 2018.
9 November 2017
Sean Scully has been a driving force in Abstract painting since the 1980s.
The Irish/American Abstract Artist Sean Scully has announced that he is to be represented by Blain| Southern in London. This follows over twenty successful years with Timothy Taylor in Mayfair.
The internationally acclaimed abstract artist Sean Scully is to launch a major touring exhibition in Russia following a series of highly successful exhibitions in China. The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow will host the first, opening on 3 November 2017.
22 June 2017
A dual exhibition in Germany brings together works by Sean Scully and Liliane Tomasko, perhaps the greatest artist couple since Motherwell and Frankenthaler.
11 February 2017
I would argue that the hardest thing to do, for a seasoned, well-trained, and technically savvy artist, is to paint like a child. After an impressive education at London’s finest art academies, how on earth do you find the faith to follow an innocent impulse? For artist Liliane Tomasko, it was motherhood that forced the new phase in her art practice.
4 November 2016
Sean Scully now increasingly seems like the most remarkable abstract painter of his generation – this, at a time when abstract art, abstract painting, in particular, is increasingly under attack.
Sean Scully – “I was always looking at the horizon line…One day I was standing off Ireland, on the edge of Aran Is- land, looking out. Next stop, America. Standing on the Old World looking out at….the New World, as many people have done before…. I think of land, sea, sky… I try to paint this, this […]
The second leg of the Irish-born, British artist Sean Scully’s China show, which opens on 6 September at the Guangdong Art Museum in Guangzhou is set to be one of the highlights of the year. Sean’s exhibition tour comes at an interesting crossroads, as China begins to embrace all things abstract and produces more national and international […]
Sean Scully, one of the leading abstract painters of his generation is the recipient of this year’s Harper’s Bazaar Art International Artist of the Year Award. The prize which was awarded for “the artist’s outstanding performance in contemporary art over the past year” will be presented at a Gala Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong on Tuesday […]
The Irish born, Turner Prize nominated painter Sean Scully, whose work has been touring China for the last year and a half has been voted the Number 1 exhibition of 2015, by the influential Beijing News. I had the privilege of seeing Mr Scully’s exhibition, ‘Follow The Heart’ in Shanghai 14 months ago and was not only impressed […]
Sean Scully is one of the most significant abstract painters of our time. He has created works with a sublime range of tone and expression, from the romantic to the melancholic. A new exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery, in Cork, Ireland explores revealing new perspectives on the artist’s work highlighting the interplay between figuration and abstraction in […]
The Turner Prize nominated international artist Sean Scully, has revealed his sublime, completely bespoke chapel housed in the recently renovated Romanesque Church of Santa Cecília de Montserrat, outside Barcelona. It was unveiled today, Tuesday 30 June 2015, on the artist’s 70th birthday. The chapel now joins other important examples of single artist commissions, such as the Matisse Chapel in […]
The spiritual setting of Santa Cecília de Montserrat, a hidden gem of Spanish architecture, is the setting for ‘The Holly Series’, the latest work by the highly regarded Irish/American abstractionist Sean Scully. A series of iPhone snaps for the first time reveals a glimpse into the process involved in Sean’s practice, as he sets out to show how a […]
9 May 2015
As well as the events mounted in the two main centres, the Arsenale and the Giardini, the Venice Biennale hosts a number of official collateral exhibitions. The advantages of seeing these collateral events are they are often housed in one of the many Palazzos dotted all over Venice or in the lesser known Museums which are often converted from these palazzos. Two such exhibitions are Peter Doig at the Palazzetto Tito and Sean Scully: Land and Sea at the Palazzo Falier. Both artists are showing new works, many of which have been conceived especially for these shows.
A major new exhibition dedicated to the Irish artist Sean Scully, is planned for Venice this May to coincide with the 56th La Biennale di Venezia International Exhibition which takes place 6 May – 22 November 2015). Located in the imposing Palazzo Falier on the Grand Canal, Land Sea will feature a broad selection of […]
26 November 2014
To come all the way to China to see the mid-life retrospective of one of best-known living abstract painters in the world is quite a level of commitment and as a result you must have already prejudged that this is going to be a positive review. Sean Scully is no stranger to the British and […]
The Shanghai Biennale is often referred to as the most important event in the Chinese art calendar. Next week will see its launch with the first major retrospective exhibition by a Western artist, Sean Scully. The exhibition takes place at the Shanghai Himalayas Museum, opening on 24 November 2014. The exhibition, Follow the Heart: The Art […]
14 June 2014
Sean Scully’s eighth solo show is currently on view at Timothy Taylor, the artist’s first in London since 2010. The exhibition features a monumental five-panel installation on aluminium called Kind of Red (2013) and a select number of paintings from his recent Landlines series. Dublin born in 1945, Sean Scully moved to London in 1949. […]