The Bather, 1983, Sean Scully
"My painting, however, is a compression: a compression of form, edge, weight. And colour participates in this density. The painting is immediate since it is painted aggressively, by hand; yet it is difficult because it is compressed. The light in the painting has to be opened up, pulled out.
And it is exactly this difficulty that gives the work its interior life. It is an incarnation, not an explanation." S. Scully