Aicon Gallery

6-8pm | Opening Reception

Geometry and Symmetry | New Works by Rasheed Araeen

A pioneering artist and voice for alternative and Non-Western interpretations of Minimalist and Conceptual art in the 1960s and 70s, Araeen’s work in this exhibition spans his oeuvre from his beginnings in Pakistan and London to the present day. This exhibition is framed by two important sets of works on canvas: the first, from the artist’s early days in Karachi, comprised of his initial forays into densely-packed abstract scenes which foretell his later groundbreaking introduction of the kinetic into Minimalist art, and the second, a series of new canvases exploring color-field, movement, and depth through checkered grids derived from traditional Islamic architectural and textile patterning.
Aicon Gallery, New York > MAP
35 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012

Above: Rasheed Araeen, Red Square (After Malevich), 2015, Acrylic on wood, 63 x 63 x 7 in. Image courtesy of the artist and Aicon Gallery, New York.