Lot 149 - Rana Begum - WP 613
Spraypaint on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Born in Bangladesh in 1977, Rana Begum lives and works in London. Rana’s artwork distils spatial and visual experience into ordered form. Through her refined language of Minimalist abstraction, Rana blurs the boundaries between sculpture, painting and architecture. Her visual language draws from the urban landscape as well as geometric patterns from traditional Islamic art and architecture. Light is fundamental to her process. Rana’s works absorb and reflect varied densities of light to produce an experience for the viewer that is both temporal and sensorial.
In 1999, Rana graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design and, in 2002, gained an MFA in Painting from Slade School of Fine Art.
Rana has received the Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture (2012) and Abraaj Group Art Prize (2017). Rana was elected an RA in 2019.
Kate MacGarry Gallery London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
These postcards grew from an ongoing series of spray paintings Rana Begum has been developing over several years. Initially inspired by the paper used to test spray cans in the studio, the paintings contribute to Begum’s continued exploration into transparency, colour interaction and repetition.
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