The Imagery of Sean Scully
Constantinople or The Sensual Concealed
written by Susanne Kleine
Prestel Publishing | ISBN 9783791343105
Hardback – 128 pages
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A stunning retrospective volume on the internationally renowned abstract painter Sean Scully.
Rectangular squares of colour are a signature element of Sean Scully's work. Whether tightly ruled and delineated, or murkily defined with rough brushstrokes, his hues and patterns evoke a deep spiritual connection to the natural world. This collection of paintings completed over 35 years pays eloquent tribute to the power of the abstract - the aesthetic value of pure form, pure surface, and pure colour. My paintings talk of relationships" writes Scully in an interview conducted exclusively for this collection, "How bodies come together. How they touch. How they separate. How they live together, in harmony and disharmony." Scully's involvement with this beautiful volume extends to its design. The result is a compelling exploration of one of the most important living artists' work.