In this exhibition, a large sculpture made of coloured Murano glass and numerous paintings from different series illustrate the context of painting and sculpture in the work of Sean Scully. His works prove to be highly relational: each individual pictorial element, each colour is part of a complex pictorial and tonal structure that has an effect beyond the boundaries of the individual panels.
Installation view. Photo: Holger Schimkat, ©Sean Scully
Doric Oisin, Abend, Killiney Triptych, 2017, Oil on linen, 3-part, each 28 x 32 in., ©Sean Scully
With the almost haptically perceptible materiality and the physical presence of their surfaces, they develop their effective forces into the real space. The painterly textures reveal Scully's working process. In the many layers of wet-on-wet applied oil paint, they show how a harmony of elements emerges that allows the painting to become an expressive equivalent of human existence.
Landline Red Bridge, 2014, Oil on linen, 26 x 22.2 in. and Venice Stack, 2020, Murano glass, 93.3 x 39.4 x 39.4 in., Photo: Holger Schimkat, ©Sean Scully