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East Coast  Light I
East Coast
Light I

Acrylic on Canvas
216 x 254 cm

Since moving to the United States in 1975 and taking up American citizenship, Dublin-born Sean Scully has become established as one of the New York’s leading contemporary artists. East Coast Light, an early work, was exhibited in Cork in 1973 during a touring exhibition. In the years following, Scully has continued to combine abstract motifs with shaped canvases, although he no longer uses his criss-cross ‘plaid’ pattering that characterizes his first works.

His recent paintings eschew the illusionism which results from over-lapping stripes and consequently have a stronger presence as objects in themselves.

Sean Scully
b. 1945

Irish School