Rasheed Araeen

1935 · Pakistan

Artist biography

Rasheed Araeen is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in Pakistan, like other renowned artists such as Ayesha Jatoi, Anila Quayyum Agha, Lala Rukh, Imran Qureshi, and Maha Ahmed. Rasheed Araeen was born in 1935.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Rasheed Araeen's work is on display in two galleries, which are Rossi & Rossi | London in the United Kingdom and Baró Galeria in Brazil. Rasheed Araeen's work are currently exhibiting at Rossi & Rossi | Hong Kong in China with the exhibition Going East, Again (15 February 2020 - 04 April 2020). Rasheed Araeen's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is ARCO Madrid 2020 | Booth 9G09&9G09A, which took place at Baró Galeria in São Paulo, Brazil (26 February 2020 - 01 March 2020).

Further Biographical Context for Rasheed Araeen

Born in 1935, Rasheed Araeen was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Rasheed Araeen

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