Rana’s practice has a strong connection with the Sainsbury Centre, which holds an important collection of Abstract and Constructivist Art. Drawing on her interest in contemporary architecture, this exhibition allows the artist to engage with and respond to the iconic Norman Foster building, providing an exciting context for the work to engage with light, space and environment.
Rana’s work has a transformative quality that engages with space, light and form, blurring the boundaries between sculpture, painting and architecture. Her work has a great affinity to the built environment and uses repetitive geometric patterns found within Islamic art and urban architecture. She imposes order and structure through the use of prefabricated components, but transformed by the application of colour. The array of sensations – intentional or unexpected – evoked by these chromatic choices can change dramatically as the viewer moves through the space.