‘I would say my works on paper have had a big influence on my paintings in the last two or three years. The paint has become thinner, and I have allowed the skin of the painting to become less physically emphatic.’
Sean Scully, interview with R. Eric Davis, ‘Sean Scully’s preoccupations’, On Paper, vol. 2, no. 6, July–August 1998, pp. 24–29 (p. 24).