Sean Scully
Overlay

15 Sep 2021 - 30 Oct 2021
Berlin

Sean Scully, Overlay

Kewenig presents the third solo exhibition of paintings by Sean Scully (b. Dublin, 1945) in the Berlin gallery. Spanning almost 50 years of the Irish-American artist’s career, the exhibition gathers major large-scale paintings from the 1970s until today, with examples from the most important groups of works like his famous ‘Figure’ or ‘Wall’ series as well as one of his most recent ‘Dark Window’ paintings. Renowned as one of the most significant abstract painters of our time, Scully has dedicated almost his entire career to his core motif of vertical and horizontal colour blocks and stripes. Continuously redefining abstraction, he has created a vast body of works that transcend way beyond this formal vocabulary and palette, exploring the nature of interpersonal relationships while the aura of the works ranges from the romantic to the melancholic.

Installation views

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Video

Sean Scully, Overlay #2, 1974 (detail)
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Works

Wall Night Blue
Wall Yellow Bird
Black Window Grey Land
Landline Orange Ray

Sean Scully

Landline Orange Ray
Landline Orange Ray
Landline Orange Ray
Landline Orange Ray, 2021
Oil on aluminium
215.9 x 190.5 cm