The Scully is back!
Renowned globally as the master of post-minimalist abstraction, Sean Scully’s painting ‘Bridge’ returns to Jesmond Dene House following a successful exhibition tour to the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Born in Dublin, in 1945, Scully moved to Newcastle in 1968 to study Fine Art at Newcastle University. During this time, he began to develop his iconic style of technically flawless paintings, consisting of a complicated grid system of intersecting bands and lines. Following his studies in Newcastle, Scully was awarded the runner-up prize in the John Moore’s Painting Prize in Liverpool in 1972 and 1974.
Now in his seventies, Scully lives and works in New York, USA, and Bavaria, Germany. He has been twice shortlisted for the Turner Prize and his work is in the collection of virtually every major museum around the world.
During his recent visit to the region, to attend the opening of his exhibition at the Hatton Gallery, Scully said: "Newcastle is a wonderful town with a great history. Half my family lived in Durham, as they were coal miners. So while I was at Newcastle University, I was emotionally connected. And the Fine Art Department is maybe the best in England.