DETAIL : Sean SCULLY Ireland 1945  Robe figure, 2003 2003 Painting oil on canvas
Sean SCULLY | Raval 3

Ireland 1945
to Great Britain 1949, to United States of America 1975
Raval 3 1996
etching, hardground, sugarlift, aquatint on paper
edition AP 11/V
AP 11/V
image 28.5 (h) x 58.5 (w) cm
paper 55.9 (h) x 76.2 (w) cm
Galerie Lelong, Paris
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Maybe if my [work] induces you to meditate it is because in point of fact I want to represent the world, not like a figurative painter does, rather by producing an impact, a simultaneous impression of many things at the same time. Every day I look up at the sky to capture the colour of the day with an anxiety to achieve a synthesis between cultural world, natural world and personal world. Starting out with geometry, which is in fact our mental world, that of architecture, of mathematics, I want to structure the world, to resolve the difference between the geometric world and the cultural world, in perfect communion.

Sean Scully, cited in Maria Lluïsa Borràs, ‘Sean Scully: Immensely human’,
Sean Scully (exhibition catalogue), Barcelona: Galeria Carles Taché, 2003, n.p.

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