Rasheed Araeen: In the Midst of Darkness – Online Exhibition
Online / Aicon Art , New York, United States 16 Apr 2020 - 23 May 2020
Rasheed Araeen, From the Opus series, 2019. Acrylic on canvas
70 x 104.75 in. Courtesy the artist.
Aicon Art New York announces Rasheed Araeen – In the Midst of Darkness, a major exhibition of the artist’s recent works that constitute his fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition also marks the gallery’s foray into virtual exhibitions, an exciting space that offers new ways of engaging with art, accessible the world over.
“It is fitting to debut our virtual exhibitions with a pioneering voice such as artist Rasheed Araeen‘s – a voice for alternative and Non-Western interpretations of Minimalist and Conceptual art in the 1960s and 70s, outside of the typically referenced canon. The artist introduced a lattice structure into the oeuvre of Minimalism, a visual language that had come independently to Araeen at the same time as it was taking root in New York; although, in Araeen’s case, it was linked back to his background in structural engineering. This approach of creating stable but open structures by finding inspiration in nature and the classical elements – earth, fire, air and water -is at the centre of Araeen’s innovative practice.”, so Aicon Art.