London. The private view for Rashid Khalifa’s Penumbra: Textured Shadow, Coloured Light, was held at Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London, on Tuesday 2 October. Approximately 280 invited guests from the arts, media and public sectors attended the event to view Rashid’s vibrant and dynamic sculptural works and installations. The artist himself was also in attendance. Guests included a number of public figures who conversed at length with Rashid about his work.

Rashid’s works are displayed in two large exhibition spaces on the second floor of the Duke of York’s Headquarters, where Saatchi Gallery is situated. Guests had the opportunity to move around Rashid’s colourful grid mobiles and observe his wonderful aluminium wall works before moving on to the second room where they could walk through a monumental maze.

The evening reception was a great success and the public at large can now view Rashid’s new works at Saatchi Gallery until 21 October.

From concept to delivery, that was a pretty swift installation. To secure such a superb space for this week in the art calendar, when everyone who’s anyone is in town from the art world. You’ve got Frieze, you’ve got Pad, lots of art galleries in the West End. This is one of the most prestigious art galleries. Look at the colours and the shapes – the artwork is beautiful!

Lord Mayor of Westminster, Cllr Lindsey Hall