Sean Scully


oil on aluminum
40 x 35 x 1 1/2 inches

Building on the history of 20th century abstraction and the emblematic qualities of color throughout a variety of cultures, Dublin-born painter Sean Scully has developed a recognizable style that combines monumental size with the intimacy of expressive brushstrokes. The stacked blocks of color in Landline Day recall layers of earth and metal, as the colors mingle with one another at their boundaries. The power of his brushstrokes impart a strong physical presence, and Scully often talks about his paintings in architectural terms. Scully is represented in many major museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with memorable paintings from his Wall of Light series in the permanent collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.