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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.
In ‘Ocher Ridge’, Rankin’s fusion of influences is present. There are elements of Asian ink and abstract art, alongside a deep reverence for place. Deceptively moving, this work pays tribute to multiculturalism and the power of nature. 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 - )'Ochre Ridge' 1987etching on paperEdition of 50Image Size: 58 x 98 cm Dimensions: 58 x 98 cm Signed: Rankin Lower RightComes with Letter of ProvenanceCondition:very good© The Artist or Assignee
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