Galerie Christian Lethert
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Rana Begum

07.09.2018 – 27.10.2018

Rana Begum's second exhibition at Galerie Christian Lethert will showcase the London artist's most recent body of works. With a varied selection of pieces which blur the line between painting, sculpture and architecture, this exhibition demonstrates Begum’s keen ability to blend materiality and colour with subtle nuances of light and shadow.

Folded steel sculptures are dispersed among three large works made from powder-coated aluminum box sections. These box works, painted in Begum’s trademark vibrant colours, entice the viewer, prompting closer inspection before revealing how light and colour blend to create a perfect gradient. These works draw inspiration not only from Minimalism but also from the stark, bold shapes of modernist architecture.
Begum’s exploration into the relationship between colour, space, light and repetition is made manifest in the multi-part works on MDF and tracing paper displayed in the gallery’s back room. In the front room, Begum’s artist residency with Tate St Ives at Porthmeor Studios, which took place this spring, materialises as an installation. These plaster-cast floats reference both the sculpture of Barbara Hepworth and St Ives’ former identity as a fishing village while also continuing to explore the interplay of light and form.

Born in 1977 in Sylhet, Bangladesh, Begum lives in London. In 2017 she received the prestigious Abraaj Group Art Prize. Her first museum solo exhibition Space Colour Light opened at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in May and is currently on view at Djanogly Gallery in Nottingham until Sunday 30 September. Begum's work is also part of the Frieze Sculpture Exhibition in Regents Park, open until Sunday 7 October.

From 8 till 11 November we will exhibit at Independent Brussels and at Art Düsseldorf we will participate for the second time from 16 till 18 November. Furthermore, we are delighted to open our next solo show with Imi Knoebel on November 16.