” When I got into art school, I thought it was paradise. I wanted to be an artist so much that I was really driven and nothing could stop me. “


” I’ve always wanted my art to be global rather than local. I want to make paintings that people everywhere can relate to. “


” I was the only one to go to university, and the last thing my dad wanted was for me to be an artist. But later on, when I bought him a house in the south of Spain, he thought it was all right then. “


” My art is based on impurity. You have to mix things from different refined cultures to get something raw, to make it go again. “


” That’s the job of art: to undo the logic of the world. “


” When I was a young kid at art school, I loved the sensual geometry of Poliakoff, which, of course, is inherent in my own work. “


” I was doing an interview with a curator, and he asked me to sum up art in one word. Before he even finished asking the question, I said, ‘Impurity.’ Because that’s it. “


” Imagine a world without art: it’s George Orwell’s nightmare! “


” Art is transformative. It’s not 2+2=4. It works like the sea. It changes geography through its constant and relentless movement, just the way plants and water shape the world. “



All 9 Sean Scully Quotes about Art in picture


When I got into art school, I thought it was paradise. I wanted to be an artist so much that I was really driven and nothing could stop me.
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I was the only one to go to university, and the last thing my dad wanted was for me to be an artist. But later on, when I bought him a house in the south of Spain, he thought it was all right then.
My art is based on impurity. You have to mix things from different refined cultures to get something raw, to make it go again.
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When I was a young kid at art school, I loved the sensual geometry of Poliakoff, which, of course, is inherent in my own work.
I was doing an interview with a curator, and he asked me to sum up art in one word. Before he even finished asking the question, I said,
Imagine a world without art: it
Art is transformative. It
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