Sean Scully


The internationally renowned artist Sean Scully (*1945) is known above all for his abstract, expressively painted works.

The artist creates large-format paintings with an intense application of colour and rough brushstrokes; he often has checkered or striped patterns emerge, thus reproducing the aesthetic of geometric minimalism.

In the planned exhibition at the Albertina, ‘Sean Scully: Eleuthera’, Sean Scully and his art will be shown from a much more private side.

At the centre of the exhibition is the ‘Eleuthera’ series from the years 2016–17, in which Scully examines a very familiar topic.

The series consists of twenty-five large-format oil paintings depicting Oisín, the artist’s seven-year-old son, playing on the beach of Eleuthera, an island in the Bahamas.

The accompanying publication presents this new group of works for the first time.

Accompanies the exhibition ‘Sean Scully: Eleuthera’, 7 Jun – 8 Sep 2019, The Albertina Museum Vienna.

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