Al Held Taps Beyond the Five Senses in Abstraction

  • by The Cartellino Team

For the most part of his career, Al Held had been studying the idea of how abstraction accesses more than just the five primary senses of our body. The artist thrived towards the expansion of the language of abstraction. In his first show in Asia, Modern Maverick, Held attempts to access a "reality in which our five senses are of little use". 

Cartellino White Cube Hong Kong Al Held Modern Maverick
Installation view of Moden Maverick
Cartellino White Cube Hong Kong Al Held Modern Maverick
Hawkeye I, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 inches, 1998
Cartellino White Cube Hong Kong Al Held Modern Maverick
South of West II, Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 144 inches, 2003
Cartellino White Cube Hong Kong Al Held Modern Maverick
Quattro Centric XIII,
Acrylic on canvas,
72 x 60 inches, 1990
Cartellino White Cube Hong Kong Al Held Modern Maverick
Moon Over Miami II,
Acrylic on canvas,
60 x 60 inches, 1980
Cartellino White Cube Hong Kong Al Held Modern Maverick
Vorcex II, Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 84 inches, 1984
Cartellino White Cube Hong Kong Al Held Modern Maverick
See Through III, Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 84 inches, 2001
Modern Maverick will be on view at White Cube Hong Kong until January 11, 2020.
Photos courtesy of White Cube