“I’m not one of these people who is privileged with doubt. I look at my paintings sometimes and I think they’re f*cking wonderful. I love them.”
So says Sean Scully, quite possibly the most influential abstract artist painting today, with works hanging in the world’s most important museums and private collections.
The Irish-born Londoner – who oscillates between the United States and the UK - returns to Athens ten years after his last exhibition for a retrospective showcase at the Benaki Museum’s Pireos Street premises.
Browse 103 works that trace the story of Scully’s 60-year career – from oils, aquarelles and acrylics, to sketches and an imposing sculpture. You’ll witness the large "minimalist" works of 1970, alongside the artist’s return to a more documentary-style of painting, with his Madonna series of 2018.
“[Scully] creates an artistic language that is in a constant dialogue with great painters and movements of the past, but always with a very personal perception, full of emotions and sensitivity,” says the Benaki.