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Sean Scully - Artists - Kerlin Gallery

A world-renowned abstract painter, Sean Scully is one of the leading artists of his generation. He is best known for his impactful and internationally recognisable paintings balancing dynamic bands of colour in rhythmic formulations, capturing tonality, light and mood with great drama and delicacy. His global but deeply personal perspective has seen him absorb the core elements of the visual world – from the sky and sea to the ascetic modesty of stone architectural structures – as well as the full spectrum of human pathos, from grief and pain to fatherhood. Scully’s art is highly physical, often monumental in scale and populated by vigorous, robust shape and form, and yet it is also an art of great honesty, intimacy, and even vulnerability. An abstractionist but not a formalist, Scully deploys the power of colour, depth and volume not only to give expression to the world around him, but to provide access to the spiritual domain. In recent years, the artist’s explorations of space and volume have continued into large-scale sculptural works – monumental and megalithic-feeling stone blocks that weigh down on the land, as well as airy structures in Corten steel that open up and interact with the landscape. Across these diverse approaches to making art, Scully utilises a consciously constrained system to open up an energetic multiplicity of aesthetic possibility and emotional range.

 

Born in Dublin and raised in London, Scully now lives between New York and Germany.

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Sean Scully
Landline Verdant Green Red, 2022
Oil on aluminum
76.2 x 71.1 cm / 30 x 28 in 

Sean Scully
Landline Verdant Green Red, 2022
Oil on aluminum
76.2 x 71.1 cm / 30 x 28 in 

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Sean Scully
Black Square Colored Land 2021
Oil on aluminum
34.6 x 30.5 cm  / 13.6 x 12 in

Sean Scully
Black Square Colored Land 2021
Oil on aluminum
34.6 x 30.5 cm  / 13.6 x 12 in

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Sean Scully
Wall Green, 2021
Oil on linen
160 x 160 cm / 63 x 63 in

Sean Scully
Wall Green, 2021
Oil on linen
160 x 160 cm / 63 x 63 in

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Sean Scully
Window 2021
archival pigment print on paper
edition of 40 + 7 AP
71.1 x 55.9 cm / 28 x 22 in (unframed)

Sean Scully
Window 2021
archival pigment print on paper
edition of 40 + 7 AP
71.1 x 55.9 cm / 28 x 22 in (unframed)

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Sean Scully
Cage Green 2021
archival pigment print on paper
edition of 40 + 7 AP
71.1 x 55.9 cm / 28 x 22 in (unframed)

Sean Scully
Cage Green 2021
archival pigment print on paper
edition of 40 + 7 AP
71.1 x 55.9 cm / 28 x 22 in (unframed)

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Sean Scully
Inset 2021
archival pigment print on paper
edition of 40 + 7 AP
71.1 x 55.9 cm / 28 x 22 in (unframed)

Sean Scully
Inset 2021
archival pigment print on paper
edition of 40 + 7 AP
71.1 x 55.9 cm / 28 x 22 in (unframed)

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2014 Landline Red Red
Sean Scully
Landline Red Red, 2014
oil on aluminium
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in 
Collection of National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
2014 Landline Red Red

Sean Scully
Landline Red Red, 2014
oil on aluminium
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in 
Collection of National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

  

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Doric M.12.2020

Sean Scully
Doric M.12.2020, 2020
pastel on paper
101.6 x 152.4 cm / 40 x 60 in paper size
120.7 x 171.5 cm / 47.5 x 67.5 in framed

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Landline Far Brown

Sean Scully
Landline Far Brown, 2018
oil on aluminium
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in 

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Sean Scully 
Landline Gray, 2015
oil on aluminum
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in   
Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Sean Scully 
Landline Gray, 2015
oil on aluminum
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in   
Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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Sean Scully 
Red Doric 7.15.19, 2019
pastel on paper
102.6 x 152.4 cm / 40.4 x 60 in paper size
119.2 x 168.2 x 7 cm /46.9 x 66.2 x 2.8 in framed

Sean Scully 
Red Doric 7.15.19, 2019
pastel on paper
102.6 x 152.4 cm / 40.4 x 60 in paper size
119.2 x 168.2 x 7 cm /46.9 x 66.2 x 2.8 in framed

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Wall Yellow Lake, 2018

Sean Scully
Wall Yellow Lake, 2018
oil on aluminum
149.9 x 170.2 cm / 59 x 67 in

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Sean Scully 
Landline Pale Dark, 2015
oil on canvas
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in   

Sean Scully 
Landline Pale Dark, 2015
oil on canvas
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in   

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2015 Boxes Full of Air
Sean Scully
Boxes Full of Air
2015
Corten steel
3.66 x 6.10 x 15.24 m / 12 x 20 x 50 ft 
 
Sean Scully
Boxes Full of Air
2015
Corten steel
3.66 x 6.10 x 15.24 m / 12 x 20 x 50 ft 
 
Sean Scully
Boxes Full of Air
2015
Corten steel
3.66 x 6.10 x 15.24 m / 12 x 20 x 50 ft 
 
2015 Boxes Full of Air

Sean Scully
Boxes Full of Air, 2015
corten steel
3.66 x 6.10 x 15.24 m / 12 x 20 x 50 ft 
Installation at Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence

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Sean Scully 
Landline River, 2017
oil on aluminum
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in   
Collection of De Pont Museum, Tilburg

Sean Scully 
Landline River, 2017
oil on aluminum
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in   
Collection of De Pont Museum, Tilburg

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2014 Landline Green White
Sean Scully
Landline Green White
2014
Oil on aluminium
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in  
2014 Landline Green White

Sean Scully
Landline Green White, 2014
oil on aluminium
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in 

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2007 Wall of Light Cubed
Sean Scully
Wall of Light Cubed
2007
Granite
2000 x 800 x 400 cm / 787.4 x 315 x 157.5 in
Chateau La Coste, Aix en Provence, France
2007 Wall of Light Cubed

Sean Scully
Wall of Light Cubed, 2007
granite
2000 x 800 x 400 cm / 787.4 x 315 x 157.5 in
Installation at Château La Coste, Aix en Provence

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Sean Scully 
Landline Black Blue, 2014
oil on aluminium
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in 

Sean Scully 
Landline Black Blue, 2014
oil on aluminium
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in 

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Sean Scully
Landline Verdant Green Red, 2022
Oil on aluminum
76.2 x 71.1 cm / 30 x 28 in 

Sean Scully
Landline Verdant Green Red, 2022
Oil on aluminum
76.2 x 71.1 cm / 30 x 28 in 

Sean Scully
Black Square Colored Land 2021
Oil on aluminum
34.6 x 30.5 cm  / 13.6 x 12 in

Sean Scully
Black Square Colored Land 2021
Oil on aluminum
34.6 x 30.5 cm  / 13.6 x 12 in

Sean Scully
Wall Green, 2021
Oil on linen
160 x 160 cm / 63 x 63 in

Sean Scully
Wall Green, 2021
Oil on linen
160 x 160 cm / 63 x 63 in

Sean Scully
Window 2021
archival pigment print on paper
edition of 40 + 7 AP
71.1 x 55.9 cm / 28 x 22 in (unframed)

Sean Scully
Window 2021
archival pigment print on paper
edition of 40 + 7 AP
71.1 x 55.9 cm / 28 x 22 in (unframed)

Sean Scully
Cage Green 2021
archival pigment print on paper
edition of 40 + 7 AP
71.1 x 55.9 cm / 28 x 22 in (unframed)

Sean Scully
Cage Green 2021
archival pigment print on paper
edition of 40 + 7 AP
71.1 x 55.9 cm / 28 x 22 in (unframed)

Sean Scully
Inset 2021
archival pigment print on paper
edition of 40 + 7 AP
71.1 x 55.9 cm / 28 x 22 in (unframed)

Sean Scully
Inset 2021
archival pigment print on paper
edition of 40 + 7 AP
71.1 x 55.9 cm / 28 x 22 in (unframed)

2014 Landline Red Red

Sean Scully
Landline Red Red, 2014
oil on aluminium
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in 
Collection of National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

  

Doric M.12.2020

Sean Scully
Doric M.12.2020, 2020
pastel on paper
101.6 x 152.4 cm / 40 x 60 in paper size
120.7 x 171.5 cm / 47.5 x 67.5 in framed

Landline Far Brown

Sean Scully
Landline Far Brown, 2018
oil on aluminium
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in 

Sean Scully 
Landline Gray, 2015
oil on aluminum
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in   
Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Sean Scully 
Landline Gray, 2015
oil on aluminum
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in   
Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Sean Scully 
Red Doric 7.15.19, 2019
pastel on paper
102.6 x 152.4 cm / 40.4 x 60 in paper size
119.2 x 168.2 x 7 cm /46.9 x 66.2 x 2.8 in framed

Sean Scully 
Red Doric 7.15.19, 2019
pastel on paper
102.6 x 152.4 cm / 40.4 x 60 in paper size
119.2 x 168.2 x 7 cm /46.9 x 66.2 x 2.8 in framed

Wall Yellow Lake, 2018

Sean Scully
Wall Yellow Lake, 2018
oil on aluminum
149.9 x 170.2 cm / 59 x 67 in

Sean Scully 
Landline Pale Dark, 2015
oil on canvas
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in   

Sean Scully 
Landline Pale Dark, 2015
oil on canvas
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in   

2015 Boxes Full of Air

Sean Scully
Boxes Full of Air, 2015
corten steel
3.66 x 6.10 x 15.24 m / 12 x 20 x 50 ft 
Installation at Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence

Sean Scully 
Landline River, 2017
oil on aluminum
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in   
Collection of De Pont Museum, Tilburg

Sean Scully 
Landline River, 2017
oil on aluminum
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in   
Collection of De Pont Museum, Tilburg

2014 Landline Green White

Sean Scully
Landline Green White, 2014
oil on aluminium
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in 

2007 Wall of Light Cubed

Sean Scully
Wall of Light Cubed, 2007
granite
2000 x 800 x 400 cm / 787.4 x 315 x 157.5 in
Installation at Château La Coste, Aix en Provence

Sean Scully 
Landline Black Blue, 2014
oil on aluminium
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in 

Sean Scully 
Landline Black Blue, 2014
oil on aluminium
215.9 x 190.5 cm / 85 x 75 in 

Exhibitions

Exhibitions Thumbnails
Sean Scully
A Wound in a Dance with Love, 2022
Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna, Italy
Sean Scully
A Wound in a Dance with Love, 2022
Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna, Italy
Sean Scully
A Wound in a Dance with Love, 2022
Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna, Italy
Sean Scully
A Wound in a Dance with Love, 2022
Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna, Italy
Sean Scully
A Wound in a Dance with Love, 2022
Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna, Italy

Sean Scully
A Wound in a Dance with Love, 2022
Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna, Italy

Sean Scully
Painting and Sculpture, 2022
Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Toruń, Poland
Sean Scully
Painting and Sculpture, 2022
Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Toruń, Poland
Sean Scully
Painting and Sculpture, 2022
Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Toruń, Poland
Sean Scully
Painting and Sculpture, 2022
Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Toruń, Poland

Sean Scully
Painting and Sculpture, 2022
Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Toruń, Poland

Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2022
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA 
Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2022
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA 
Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2022
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA 

Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2022
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA 

Sean Scully
Bodies of Color, 2022
Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany
Sean Scully
Bodies of Color, 2022
Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany
Sean Scully
Bodies of Color, 2022
Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany
Sean Scully
Bodies of Color, 2022
Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany

Sean Scully
Bodies of Color, 2022
Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany

Sean Scully
Song of Colors, 2022
Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany
Sean Scully
Song of Colors, 2022
Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany
Sean Scully
Song of Colors, 2022
Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany

Sean Scully
Song of Colors, 2022
Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany

Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Sean Scully
Eleuthera, 2021
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Sean Scully
Eleuthera, 2021
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Sean Scully
Eleuthera, 2021
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Sean Scully
Eleuthera, 2021
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Sean Scully
Eleuthera, 2021
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Sean Scully
Eleuthera, 2021
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Sean Scully
Eleuthera, 2021
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

Sean Scully
Eleuthera, 2021
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

Sean Scully
Passenger, 2020
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

 
Sean Scully
Passenger, 2020
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

 
Sean Scully
Passenger, 2020
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

 
Sean Scully
Passenger, 2020
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

 
Sean Scully
Passenger, 2020
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

 
Sean Scully
Passenger, 2020
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

 

Sean Scully
Passenger, 2020
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

 

Sean Scully
Human, 2019
Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy

Sean Scully
Human, 2019
Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy

Sean Scully
Vita Duplex, 2018
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany
Sean Scully
Vita Duplex, 2018
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany
Sean Scully
Vita Duplex, 2018
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany
Sean Scully
Vita Duplex, 2018
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany
Sean Scully
Vita Duplex, 2018
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany
Sean Scully
Vita Duplex, 2018
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany

Sean Scully
Vita Duplex, 2018
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany

Sean Scully
Landlines and other recent works, 2018
De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sean Scully
Landlines and other recent works, 2018
De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sean Scully
Landlines and other recent works, 2018
De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sean Scully
Landlines and other recent works, 2018
De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sean Scully
Landlines and other recent works, 2018
De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sean Scully
Landlines and other recent works, 2018
De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Sean Scully
Landlines and other recent works, 2018
De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Sean Scully
Different Places, 2015
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France
Sean Scully
Different Places, 2015
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France
Sean Scully
Different Places, 2015
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France
Sean Scully
Different Places, 2015
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France
Sean Scully
Different Places, 2015
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France
Sean Scully
Different Places, 2015
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France

Sean Scully
Different Places, 2015
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France

Sean Scully
A Wound in a Dance with Love, 2022
Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna, Italy

Sean Scully
A Wound in a Dance with Love, 2022
Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna, Italy

Sean Scully
Painting and Sculpture, 2022
Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Toruń, Poland

Sean Scully
Painting and Sculpture, 2022
Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Toruń, Poland

Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2022
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA 

Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2022
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA 

Sean Scully
Bodies of Color, 2022
Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany

Sean Scully
Bodies of Color, 2022
Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Germany

Sean Scully
Song of Colors, 2022
Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany

Sean Scully
Song of Colors, 2022
Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany

Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Sean Scully
The Shape of Ideas, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Sean Scully
Eleuthera, 2021
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

Sean Scully
Eleuthera, 2021
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

Sean Scully
Passenger, 2020
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

 

Sean Scully
Passenger, 2020
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

 

Sean Scully
Human, 2019
Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy

Sean Scully
Human, 2019
Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy

Sean Scully
Vita Duplex, 2018
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany

Sean Scully
Vita Duplex, 2018
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany

Sean Scully
Landlines and other recent works, 2018
De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Sean Scully
Landlines and other recent works, 2018
De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Sean Scully
Different Places, 2015
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France

Sean Scully
Different Places, 2015
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France

Sean Scully, I paint anyway, Hungarian National Gallery, 2020

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Hungarian National Gallery 2020

Sean Scully, I paint anyway, Hungarian National Gallery, 2020