About The Work
"Geometry was already profoundly expressed by Arab/Muslim artists more than a thousand years ago. This fact must now be recognised within the narratives of modern art history by making a connection between twentieth century geometric abstraction and the achievements of the Islamic civilisation."
Rasheed Araeen (b.1935) is a pioneer of minimalism and a colossal figure in South Asian and Western art. A champion of black artists in Britain from the 1960s onwards, his influence and importance within the landscape of 20th century art cannot be overstated. Inspired by his background as an engineer, calligraphic forms, geometry and Islamic history.
Grosvenor Gallery is based in St James's, London, and has been trading since the 1960s. Since 2000 we have been focusing on the work of artists from South Asia and are now the leading International Gallery dealing in Modern Art from India and Pakistan. We work closely with all the key collectors and Institutions in the region and beyond.