DETAIL : Sean SCULLY Ireland 1945  Robe figure, 2003 2003 Painting oil on canvas
Sean SCULLY | Robe figure, 2003

Ireland 1945
to Great Britain 1949, to United States of America 1975
Robe figure, 2003 2003
oil on canvas
canvas 178.0 (h) x 142.0 (w) cm
Private collection
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My paintings are very much about power relationships, or they’re about things having to survive within the competition, composition … the composition is a competition for survival. It’s interesting that something small can stand up and be in a composition, dynamically, and have to deal with something much bigger. There’s a sort of equal relationship there.

Sean Scully, interview with Ned Rifkin, in Ned Rifkin (ed.), Sean Scully: Twenty years 1976–1995, London: Thames & Hudson, 1995, pp. 57–80 (p. 66).

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