White Cube, until November 15 Larry Bell's debut exhibition also marks the California and New Mexico-based artist's first solo show in Asia. The 74-year-old is well-known for his chrome-framed glass cubes associated with minimalism, a chiefly American art movement that emerged in the 1960s. The current show, "Light and Red" at White Cube, features 10 mobile translucent sculptures titled Light Knots , all made this year, and 10 mixed media collages on red Hiromi paper created in 2007 and 2008. Both series testify to Bell's 50-year experiential process and current investigations into manipulation of light, transparency and abstraction. He has developed an industrial technique involving a vacuum chamber that allows him to coat glass, mirrors, plastic, and paper with a gradient metallic glaze. In Light Knots - 3D shiny, iridescent surfaces that radiate with a nacreous glitter - the artist applies this painting technique to pliable polyester, which he then suspends freely. For the mixed media collages, the same technique, applied on paper, on a red background, creates heavier colours and a layering effect. Both series aim at distorting the perception of the space. The result is a remarkable multidimensional experience of shimmering reflections, dark and light metallic shadows, as well as glimpses of rainbow-coloured rays on both mediums. While the sculptures reference the light, the ephemeral and the subtle, the two-dimensional collages reference the red, the strong, and bring more intensity. While Bell's sculptures and collages initially appear abstract and serial, as their titles made of letters and numbers suggest, each piece's prismatic signature and shine make Bell's work enticingly human and communicative.