Sean Scully (Irish-American)
Born 1945, Dublin, Ireland
Lives and works in New York City, Barcelona and Munich
Sean Scully uses thick applications of paint and rough brushstrokes to create multi-paneled, layered paintings using various striped and checkerboard compositions. His paintings reflect the cool geometric aesthetic of Minimalism, in a rugged, painterly way. Although he has spent almost his entire career working with the idea of the stripe or painted band, Scully’s body of work is complex and extensive, rigorously trying out new compositions and stretching the possibilities of a single motif.
Sean Scully’s paintings are in major art museums throughout the United States, the Tate Modern in London, and also in Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Japan and Australia.