30 May '15, 6am

Sean Scully talking about #painting

Sean Scully talking about #painting

The artist’s most enduring project of 2015, however, will be within the recently restored 10th-century Romanesque church of Santa Cecília on Montserrat, the mountain 40km north-west of Barcelona, which is scheduled to open on 30 June, Scully’s 70th birthday. Here, the Benedictine monks of the neighbouring abbey have given him carte blanche to make work for the church: a series of large oil-on-metal panels — essentially abstract, although some allude to the patron saint of music, to whom the church is dedicated, with small insets of exposed metal scored with lines reminiscent of a stave — and one ‘kick-ass painting on Cor-Ten steel that’s about six metres long and had to be welded together inside the church so it can never leave; it’ll be there for 1,000 years’. There is nothing obviously religious in any of it; but, says Scully, ‘I’d say there was still a very profound asp...

Full article: http://www.christies.com/features/Sean-Scully-6054-1.aspx...

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