"Lovers in The Regent's Park is most unusual in the body of my works using lattice structures. In most works I begin with symmetrical units, and when they are put together they form a symmetrical work, according to a preconceived idea. But for the work for Frieze, I begin with 4 asymmetrical units, and then they are put together, by going through various formations without preconceived ideas, until they become a symmetrical work. It now comprises a cube in the centre which sits on the floor, while the triangles project themselves from 4 sides of the cube. It was quite difficult to arrive at its final stage, and what came out of it gave me a surprise."
At Frieze Sculpture 2021 we will be presenting a new, unique, outdoor sculpture by Rasheed Araeen. Lovers in The Regent's Park is based on a 1960s maquette currently in the collection of Tate. Rasheed has rearranged the structures to produce a new formation, previously unimagined.
It will be on display throughout September and until 31 October 2021 at Frieze Sculpture in The Regent's Park, London.
Click below to hear an audio guide to the sculpture, presented by curator Clare Lilley.