Kewenig presents a survey of Sean Scully's sculptural work. Layering elements made of steel, stone, bronze, and painted aluminum on top of each other, he creates structures that expand outward and upward. Much acclaimed for his paintings, to date, however, little attention has been paid to his three-dimensional work.
This monograph is the first to compile his important sculptures in a single volume. Besides numerous pictures, the publication also contains extensive essays that study how Scully moves far beyond a purely formal confrontation with colour, form, plane, and light by also incorporating his foremost interest in the nature of human relationships as well as his ideas about art, society, ethics, and philosophy.
“All the drawing between the stones changes according to the weather and the time of day ... when there is strong sunlight at sundown they are casting black shadows on the grass and also there are black lines between the stones which are like the drawings I have hanging up.”- Sean Scully
Published by Hatje Cantz with texts by Clare Lilley, Peter Murray, Kirsten Claudia Voigt and Jon Wood. English, 338 pages, 120 illustrations, hardcover, 24.5 x 31.9 cm, EUR 64.-