Sean Scully: Kind of Red

Sean Scully: Kind of Red
Library Shelf Location 18.SCUL
Publication Date Jun 2014

Sean Scully’s eighth solo show at Timothy Taylor gallery is accompanied by a full colour catalogue, featuring an essay by the acclaimed writer Richard Williams.

Music, particularly jazz, has always played an inspirational part in Scully’s practice and Kind of Red references the seminal 1959 Miles Davis album Kind of Blue, which Scully absorbed while making the paintings in his German studio.

By repeating the motif of twinned blocks of reds, greys and blacks in differing orientations across five separate panels, Scully establishes an expansive, pulsating rhythm. As Richard Williams observes, “…just as Davis worked on the modes that were to replace conventional harmonic structures throughout most of Kind of Blue, so Scully devised the format and the ground…on which the Kind of Red paintings were to be made.”

ISBN 9780992930905
Quantity 1
Pages 42pp
Author Richard Williams
Format Hardcover
Publisher Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Related Artist Sean Scully
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords abstract paintings, Painting, painting in grids, Colour Theory, Abstraction, Abstract Expressionism

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