The Space Between is Rana Begum’s first major solo exhibition in a public UK institution, bringing together a selection of past and recent works by the Bangladeshi-born, London-based artist.
Drawing influences from constructivist and minimalist art, Begum’s striking two- and three-dimensional works and installations reveal the sophistication of her spatial and visual awareness. Begum is not only inspired by her surrounding urban environment but also by her own childhood memories of the geometric patterns of traditional Islamic art and architecture. Thus, properties of light, colour, material, movement and form have become a hallmark of her abstract sculptures and reliefs. Often bringing a potentially infinite order to her works, Begum skilfully gives physical form to fleeting moments of aesthetic wonder.
Parasol unit appreciates the generous support of the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, Sho Choudhury, Galerie Christian Lethert, Priya Hiranandani-Vandrevala, Amrita Jhaveri, Jhaveri Contemporary, Peter Louis and Chandru Ramchandani, Fayeeza Naqvi, Saffronart, Samdani Art Foundation, Shamina Talyarkhan, and The Third Line.
No. 489, L Fold, 2014
Paint on mild steel
146 x 119 x 48 cm (57½ x 47 x 19 in)
Courtesy of the artist and Jhaveri Contemporary
Photography by Philip White