DUBAI: ‘Perception and Reflection’ is the British-Bangladeshi visual artist, Rana Begum’s fourth solo show at The Third Line in Dubai from March 5 – May 9.
‘No. 831 Reflector’
Begum first experimented with reflectors during her British Council residency in Bangkok in 2006, and returned to the form a decade later with a 50-meter piece installed in London’s King Cross.
‘No. 857 Reflector’
Much of Begum’s art draws inspiration from the geometry of Islamic art and urban architecture. These new pieces, according to a statement from the gallery, are “inspired by the straightforward patterns and vibrant colors of roadsigns and the way in which their surfaces shift as the day progresses.”
‘No. 858 Reflector’
These pieces, too, change depending on the angle from which you view them and the light exposure. In May last year, Begum told Arab News that “the dialogue with light and form” is “ever-present” in her practice, and that “vibrant colors and modular forms” such as those seen here, have long been a focus of her art.