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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 blue and cream, ‘Lohan Creek’ reflects Rankin’s fusion of influences. In minimal lines, reminiscent of Asian ink and abstract art, he evokes the movement of a waterway. The water’s paths recall veins winding across a palm. An expression of the power of nature, to gaze upon ‘Lohan Creek’ 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. An impression of this work is represented at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and at Hamilton Gallery, Victoria. For collectors of abstract and landscape art, Rankin is an enriching find. David RANKIN (1946 - )'Lohan Creek' 1978screenprint on paperEdition of 40Image Size: 68 x 28 cm Dimensions: 68 x 28 cm Signed: signed, titled, numbered and dated in marginComes with Letter of ProvenanceAn impression of this edition is represented in the Margaret Carnegie Print Collecting, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. Accession no.: WWAG 1980.138An impression of this edition is represented at Hamilton Gallery.Accession no.: 1980.070Availability: in stockCondition: Excellent © The Artist or Assignee
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