Original and imposed memories inform Sean Scully's work. Pop songs connect humanity with a personal time period.
Scully's memories center on dialogue. Scully's son seems to have inherited this gift.
Through zen meditation, Scully empties his mind and paints unburdened by ego. Scully has a selective memory.
Emotions have a sacred quality. Scully's work draws from abstract expressionism.
Meanings in Scully's work derive from associations. Semantic memory is disconnected from location or time.
Scully recalls trying to explain his painting "Vincent"; if you are interested in a painting, you will look further. Visitors to MoMA spend little time looking at paintings.
Scully wants to make simple paintings that viewers can "unpack" in seconds. Abstract expressionism's popularity has increased.
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Painter Sean Scully engages with neurologist Anjan Chatterjee on the role art plays in cognitive enhancement and how it relates to identity and memory.
Length: 47 minutes
Copyright date: ©2012
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