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Rana Begum explains how her interest in colour and light drew her to Turner's dazzling seascape. She describes 'discovering' Turner, and the similarities between her own and the artist's exploration of the effect of light, while preparing for this event.


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About the artist

The work of London-based artist Rana Begum distils spatial and visual experience into ordered form. Through her refined language of minimalist abstraction, Begum blurs the boundaries between sculpture, painting and architecture. Her visual language draws from the urban landscape as well as geometric patterns from traditional Islamic art and architecture. Light is fundamental to her process. Begum’s works absorb and reflect varied densities of light to produce an experience for the viewer that is both temporal and sensorial. 

Born in Bangladesh in 1977, Begum lives and works in London. In 1999, Begum graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design and, in 2002, gained an MFA in Painting from Slade School of Fine Art.

About the painting

Zoom in and learn more about Turner's  'Ulysses deriding Polyphemus - Homer's Odyssey' 


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