"Discovering universals in the nominal and engaging the nominal to disrupt and reconstruct universals - this reciprocal action is a core undertaking of Araeen's 'Allah' series"
From April to June 2022 COMO Museum of Art, Lahore are exhibiting the work of Rasheed Araeen in the exhibition; 'Islam and Modernism: Past to Present'. Alongside new paintings and sculptures, historical pieces are on display, plotting Araeen's move from figuration to abstraction, and his recent focus on the concept of 'Islamic' art.
The paintings exhibited in Lahore are part of a new body of works in which the artist has merged two artistic trajectories: a new engagement with geometry as an ‘Islamic’ as well as a universal form, and his longstanding affiliation with minimalism.
A new book by Rasheed has been published alongside the exhibition. Copies of the limited 1st edition of the book are available from the gallery online store.