Sean Scully

Landline Grey, 2014

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Aquatint, spit bite and sugar lift on paper, in folder, with book Sheet size 55,90 x 43,20 cm, Image size 31,80 x 25,40 cm Signed and numbered Edition of 30 +10 AP

Over the course of four decades Sean Scully has developed one of the most significant bodies of work dedicated to geometric abstraction. His canvases, which often have very large formats, almost exclusively consist of different combinations of vertical and horizontal bands or square fields of color. These works have immense sensual power, a “depth of spirit” that artworks inspired by a minimalist vocabulary “seldom entail” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). The dynamic painterly gesture of Scully’s canvases carries an emotional impact. Contrasting fields of color each have an inherent sense of movement, and the irregular contours of these shapes, rendered by hand, allow the color below to emerge through the overlay of paint. In reflecting on his work, Scully states that his original intention was to take Minimalism and its repressed sobriety head on, and he describes his images as concentrations of impressions and atmospheres from his memory and as an attempt to convey an expressive power of human dimensions.
During his first major exhibition in 1973 Scully sold all of the works on view. This was the beginning of his path to success that subsequently led to many exhibitions at home and abroad. His works, long considered icons of abstract painting, command top prices.
We are extremely pleased to be able to offer you a print by this renowned artist as a Collector’s Edition. The fascinating, atmospheric aquatint, a so-called reservage created with the spit bite and sugar lift techniques, will cause any collector’s heart to skip a beat.