Sean Scully Entre ciel et terre
Entre ciel et terre is Sean Scully’s first exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac. Created for the most part during the pandemic, the paintings suggest a connection with nature and an inner world of memory in troubled times. Introducing his new Mirroring paintings, along with a selection of works from his landmark series, the exhibition demonstrates how Sean Scully has marked contemporary abstraction.
Fusing the traditions of European painting with the distinct character of American abstraction, Scully is renowned for his expressive and spiritual use of colour and form. As the exhibition title Entre ciel et terre [Between Heaven and Earth] indicates, his art hovers between two realms: the terrestrial, conveying a sense of materiality, rawness and sensuality, and the celestial, opening onto the infinite.