The new artwork at King’s Cross
No. 700 Reflectors is the new outdoor artwork at King’s Cross. It’s a massive 50 metres long and features 30,000 reflectors which create a continuous surface of shifting colour and form. The artwork will be unveiled on Wednesday 9th November and you’ll find it at Lewis Cubitt Square, where it takes up the entire length of the square.
The work is by Bangladeshi-British artist Rana Begum. It’s the first in a series of commissions that are part of The King’s Cross Project – a three-year programme of art commissions for the buildings and public spaces at King’s Cross.
About the artist
Rana Begum lives and works in London. Hovering between op-art and minimalism, Begum’s work features intricate geometric patterns, inspired by the traditional forms found in Islamic art and architecture. Above all her work comes out of her interest in the complexity, transience, and chance encounters of the city – the environment where half the world’s population now lives.
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