I’m trying to articulate abstraction. Abstraction is the art that’s capable now of handling so many areas which other forms of art can’t deal with. Abstraction is flat, it can completely liberate the artwork.
Sean Scully, interview with Adrian Dannatt, ‘I don’t have the American ambition of being the next great abstract artist’, Flash Art, vol. 25, no. 164, May–June 1992, pp. 103–105 (p. 104).