No. 429 SFold

2013

Begum, Rana
Bangladeshi-British artist Rana Begum creates sculptural works inspired by minimalism, urban architecture and her early childhood memories of traditional Islamic art. For her ongoing series Fold, Begum works with industrial materials including powder-coated aluminium and steel to create wall-mounted sculptures of an origami-like construction. The bright undersides of these works – painted with fluorescent pinks, oranges and yellows – cast colourful reflections onto the walls on which they are hung. With these sculptures, as with all of her work, Begum hopes to create a ‘simultaneous experience of calm and exhilaration’, and engages with what she calls ‘a common language of colour, form and pattern’ that ‘transcends nationality, class and gender’.
  • Artwork Details: 55 x 62 x 19cm
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  • Material description: Paint on mirror finish steel
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC24/2016

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