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Rana Begum

Catching Colour

Rana Begum is developing a new artwork for London City Island, commissioned by EcoWorld Ballymore and curated by The Line. The work will explore colour, light and movement and will bring together art, film, ballet and fashion.

Image: © Begum Studio & Roksanda

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Biography

Rana Begum (b.1977, Bangladesh) studied painting at Chelsea College of Art and Design (1999) and Slade School of Fine Art (2002). Blurring the boundaries between sculpture, painting and architecture, she uses the language of Minimalist abstraction to distil spatial and visual experience into ordered form. Light is a critical element in her process as works absorb and reflect varied densities of light to produce an experience for the viewer that is both temporal and sensorial.

Begum has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad with recent solo shows at Tate St Ives (2018), Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (2017) and Parasol Unit, London (2016). She has completed several public and private commissions including Frieze Sculpture (2018), Westgate Oxford (2017) and Kings Cross (2016) and in 2020 she was elected a Royal Academician. She lives and works in London.