Sean Scully
Between Heaven & Earth
Sean Scully
Thaddaeus Ropac / Apr 24 – Jun 19, 2021
Paris, France

Created for the most part during the pandemic, the paintings in Sean Scully’s first exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac 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 color and form. As the exhibition title Between Heaven and Earth (Entre Ciel et Terre) indicates, his art hovers between two realms: the terrestrial, conveying a sense of materiality, rawness and sensuality, and the celestial, opening onto the infinite.

My work is not what you would call expressionism. It’s geometry painted expressively.

—Sean Scully