SEA STAR: SEAN SCULLY
WHAT? SEA STAR: SEAN SCULLY
WHERE? National Gallery, Ground Floor Galleries, Getty Entrance, Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN
WHEN? 13th April - 11th August
WHY GO? To be hypnotised by stripes, checks and vertical lines in bold brash splashes of colour. Looks easy? Bet you wish you could have created them, contemporary artist Scully’s seemingly simple abstract artworks have a powerful presence and are scooped up the world over for seven-figure sums, not bad for the ex-Croydon student of art who now lives in New York.
They are captivating and mesmeric; who wouldn’t want to own one? See for yourself: the exhibition is free.
IN THE KNOW The renowned Turner is the actual namesake ‘Star’ of the exhibition, his famous painting The Evening Star, hangs alongside Scully’s contemporary exhibition as it inspired his creativity. Scully is a devotee of Turner’s work, in particular this painting (often considered half finished ) and its subtle reflections of light. He considers Turner the forerunner of abstract painters that followed. This exhibition explores Scully’s appreciation of the power of painting.