Irish Artist Sean Scully Stands At the Edge of the World

Why We Recommend it

Abstract artist Scully’s solo show presents large-scale canvas works to smaller pieces on paper created over the last thirty years.


Born in Dublin, Scully moved to South London as a young child, deciding before he was ten years old to devote his life to making art. Shortly after the 1960s, he came across abstract expressionism and optical art, and began formulating his own abstract language.

Moving to the US in the 1970s, he discovered minimalism, applying its logic to to his grid-like compositions. He now divides his time between New York, Spain, and Germany, and continues to work on creating his own “personal architecture.”

This show features works from his Landline series, which brings ideas around abstraction together with that of landscape, alongside Wall of Light, which brought together horizontal and vertical bars. New pieces are also on show, many of which invite the viewer to consider the notion of”edges,” in particular, those between architecture and nature.


When: 28 Mar 2018 - 29 Apr 2018 Where: Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre – 2 Harbour Road – Wanchai