Rana Begum (Bangladesh/UK) transforms the overpowering associations of urban debasement into poetic entities by building architectural superstructures with neatly ordered geometrics and colliding colour codes.

Using repetition and symmetry, centred on audacious color combinations, pure forms and lines, Rana’s work fuses the codes of urban visual stimuli, such as road signs, advertising, and hazard markings, with Modernist aesthetics.

Born in 1977, Rana graduated from the Slade with a MA in Fine Art. She has exhibited her work internationally including Bischoff/Weiss (London), Riflemaker (London), Martin Creed’s Work n. 951 (London), Jerwood Space (London) & The Third Line (Dubai).

Rana’s residency took place in Beirut, Lebanon.

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