Sean Scully, Sean Scully 1974-2015

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

11 April – 28 June 2015

Solo exhibition

Sean Scully, Come and Go, 1981 (Detail). Photo: Alan Zindman.

The Pinacoteca de Estado de São Paulo presents Sean Scully 1974-2015. This is the first major retrospective of the renowned Irish artist in Brazil. Covering three decades, it will show 46 words produced between 1974 and 2014, allowing the visitor to observe changes in his creative process.


Sean Scully was born in Ireland in 1945. Educated in London, he has lived in the United States since 1975, where he is now naturalised. He is the most important abstract painter of this generation. Scully's work is internationally acclaimed and can be found in some of the most important collections in the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate, London; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; and Valenica Institute of Modern Art, Valencia.


Sean Scully's best-known painting is abstract, combining precise geometric shapes with linear forms. His colour palette can vary from rich, earthy reds and browns, to vibrant hues of pink, blue and canary yellow. In this exhibition, visitors will also find some of Scully's lesser-known watercolours and pastels.


Curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti. 

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