Sean Scully featured on BBC

Backs and Fronts: the Painting that Changed the Course of Art, 28 Sep 2021

Sean Scully, Backs and Fronts, 1981

In his article, art critic Kelly Grovier explores how Sean Scully's painting 'Backs and Fronts' redefined minimalism when first presented at PS1 in New York in 1981. Consisting of 11 panels composed of richly coloured stripes, this 20-foot-long painting encapsulates Scully's influences from art historical figures such as Picasso and Mondrian to jazz music and moroccan fabrics. The radical dynamism of the painting – both in terms of colour and movement – was unseen at the time, and translated into an artwork strong enough to rejuvenate the abstract painting scene. Read the article with the below link.