Arles Nacht Vincent, artist’s donation
July 1st – October 15th, 2023
To celebrate the artist’s donation of Arles Nacht Vincent (2015) to the Centre National des Arts Plastiques for permanent inclusion in the Collection Lambert, the Avignon based institution is presenting a series of four paintings on canvas, from July 1 to October 15.
Sean Scully began his career in abstract painting just as the new fields of conceptual and minimal art were making their mark on the international art scene. Determined to shift the paradigm in abstraction back to one of metaphor and emotion, Scully’s aim from early in his career was to resolve in a single work the legacies of Jackson Pollock and Piet Mondrian.
His work takes form through a series of paintings that present themselves to us as atmospheres to experience. He has pursued a sensory approach in which the composition‘s geometric precision embraces a gestural expressivity that, imbued with emotion and vitality, constantly thwarts the rigidity of lines with broad expanses of solid colour.
With the support of Thaddaeus Ropac