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 this large two panel etching, slashes, brushes and drips of terracotta pigment evoke figures. Organic and alien forms unite to recall Jackson Pollock’s expansive abstract expressionist works. All around Rankin’s gestures dance, an orchestra of the abstract and suggestively real.
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 - )
'Figures and Claypan' 1985
etching on paper
Edition of 10
Image Size: 76 x 100 cm
Dimensions: 76 x 100 cm
Signed: Lower Right Rankin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
This is a two panel work.
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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