David Rankin’s landscapes are underpinned by three themes: Western and Asian cultures, and the Aboriginal concept of place. There are nods to ‘all over’ painting - that is, imagery with no prime form or subject - as well as JMW Turner’s almost indiscernible vistas. Perhaps most striking however, is Rankin’s practice itself. Privileging process over product, his work follows the curvatures of life, allowing the landscape to reveal itself to him.
Cast in pale greys and gold, ‘Grey Scrub’ reflects Rankin’s fusion of influences. In minimal lines, he evokes the movement of shrubbery. Entangled by a distant gust of wind, this minimal work is at once serene and textual. To gaze upon it, is to remember one’s place in the world.
In 1983 Rankin won the Wynne Prize. He is currently represented in numerous public collections including at the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Queensland Art Gallery. For collectors of abstract and landscape art, Rankin is an enriching find.
David RANKIN (1946 - )
'Grey Scrub' 1977
screenprint on paper
Edition of 25
Image Size: 25 x 40 cm
Dimensions: 39 x 51 cm
Signed: Rankin, dated, titled & edition in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.
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