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A bloody massive installation has just landed in King's Cross

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If you've been in the Granary Square area of King's Cross in the last couple of days, just might have noticed that a new artwork has been unveiled there. And if you didn't – well, it might be time to invest in some glasses, as it's 3.5 metres high and 50 metres long.

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'No. 700 Reflectors' runs along Lewis Cubitt Square in a long, glinting explosion of 30,000 reflective panels. Depending on weather and light levels, it will look completely different each time you see it. It's been created by London-based sculptor Rana Begum, who recently had her first UK solo show at Parasol Unit, near Old Street. Her work tends to be bright, slick and dizzying to the eye – they're influenced by minimalism, the Islamic art of her native Bangladesh and cool little bits and pieces of the city that she sees (and tends to Instagram the fuck out of).

 

A photo posted by Rana Begum (@ranabegumstudio) on

 

 

 

A photo posted by Rana Begum (@ranabegumstudio) on

 

 

A photo posted by Rana Begum (@ranabegumstudio) on

 


And expect more art to appear in these here parts soon. Begum's piece the first in a series of art commissions called the King's Cross Project, which over three years will transform an area that's already changed radically in the last few years. Hard to imagine they could get any bigger or brighter than this... but hey, who knows?

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