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Sean Scully at Timothy Taylor: Art Dancing With Love

SEEN had the pleasure of viewing Sean Scully’s latest exhibition Horizon at the Timothy Taylor Gallery, Mayfair. The exhibition is of six monumental abstract paintings, Landlines, and a room dedicated to twenty-six memento mori, diary entries, letters and sketches that reveal Scully’s innermost thoughts and feelings, connecting his artistic process to the paintings.

SEEN had the pleasure of viewing Sean Scully’s latest exhibition Horizon at the Timothy Taylor Gallery, Mayfair. The exhibition is of six monumental abstract paintings, Landlines, and a room dedicated to twenty-six memento mori, diary entries, letters and sketches that reveal Scully’s innermost thoughts and feelings, connecting his artistic process to the paintings.

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Reading the texts was an illuminating experience: SEEN found much to admire in Scully’s openness. His admiration for Monet’s garden at Giverny connected the viewer to the Landline painting composed of several verdant, green horizontal bands. Another arresting work, Landline Red Veined (2016) composed of reds, blues and greys (that called to mind the fleshy and visceral tones of Francis Bacon) was rendered all the more poignant by this quote: ‘I think that art is a wound in a dance with love. And if the wound and the love are the same size, they can dance well.’

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The paintings, taken as a whole, suggested that artistic endeavour is perfectly capable of transformation from complexity to simplicity if only the viewer was open to observation in a different way. Scully says it best himself: ‘Artistic culture, to me, is like a huge rug that is constantly folded and unfolded by us. Every time it’s turned over, turned out, unfolded – it shows us something new or overlooked.’

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SEEN found that prolonged observation of the paintings revealed details and layers that were not obvious at first viewing. The more you looked at them, the vivid horizontal stripes seemed to shimmer and become inherently unstable; the effect was of an optical illusion taking place. Horizon is on until 17th December.

Timothy Taylor
15 Carlos Place
Mayfair
London
W1K 2EX

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