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'Sean Scully: Géographies' at the Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany

24 April 2024

The Ludwig Museum in Koblenz presents 35 paintings in oil and watercolour by Sean Scully in the exhibition 'Géographies', on view from 28 April to 16 June 2024. 'Géographies' focuses on the stages of Scully’s life and his travels, in particular the places in which he lives and works, and those that have inspired him.

Scully's abstract works reflect on seeing and experiencing the world, all imbued with a sensitivity to the artist's experiences of life. The nucleus of his work is New York, where he has lived since 1975; the vibrant Barcelona, where he took inspiration from Antoni Gaudí; and the monastery on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. These are followed by Mooseurach near Munich, where he taught as a professor of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts between 2002 and 2007, and London which has been a lifelong influence. Longer stays in Morocco in 1969, which influenced him through its intense colour and ornamentation, as well as southern France, where Scully regularly returns to absorb its special light and warmth, are central to his overall work.

In addition to these paintings, the exhibition brings together two important series: the figurative Eleuthera, created between 2015 and 2018, and Ghost, in which Sean Scully critically examines the unrestricted, deadly use of weapons in the USA between 2016 and 2020.

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'Sean Scully: Géographies' at the Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
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