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.
‘Flight of the Emperor’ is a feat of elegance. Scratchy line work evokes movement without seeming frenzied, hanging together in unexpected harmony. For Rankin, the land is less a static view and more keenly, a texture or gesture.
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 - )
'Flight of the Emperor' 1978
screenprint on paper
Edition of 25
Image Size: 50 x 34 cm
Dimensions: 60 x 44 cm
Signed: Lower Right Rankin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© The Artist or Assignee
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