Sean Scully is considered one of the world's most prominent abstract painters. Born in Dublin in 1945, he grew up in London and now lives both in New York and in Germany.


The video is about de exposition in De Pont Landlines and other recent work. The series Landline refers to the contours of landscape. Scully has eliminated nearly all vertical forms from these works in order to create, as he puts it, "a movement from one side to the other." The horizontal band becomes the key motif, a reflection of land meeting sea and sky. The works are far from being serene, however: full of movement and energy, they show an immense freedom of the brushstroke.

Video credits

  • A film by Jeanne van der Horst
  • DE PONT: Marie-José Eijkemans & Maria Schnyder
  • Translation: inVision
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