Vibrant paintings, sculptures and installations.
Rana Begum explores the perception of light and colour through vibrant paintings, sculptures, and installations. Known for her use of geometric abstraction, Begum has made a series of new large-scale works that respond specifically to the Mead Gallery’s architecture. Through a variety of materials and painterly techniques, she explores the shifting perceptual effects of light as it interacts with her work and the gallery space. The exhibition also features her first video installation which captures the fugitive light in a woodland as it cycles through the seasons.
Rana Begum was elected as a Royal Academician last year. Her work is in exhibitions and art collections worldwide. Twenty years ago, one of the first public organisations to collect her work was the University hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire, which bought a set of prints for the Outpatients department.
We are grateful to The Henry Moore Foundation for supporting the commission of a new work for this exhibition.