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 earthy tones, ‘Landscape no. 3’ reflects Rankin’s fusion of influences. There are elements of Asian ink and abstract art, alongside a deep reverence for place. Deceptively moving, this work pays tribute to the power of nature across cultures. 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 - )
'Landscape no 3' 1990
screenprint on paper
Edition of 90
Image Size: 65 x 99 cm
Dimensions: 76 x 112 cm
Signed: Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil in margin below image: 47/90 Landscape no 3 Rankin 90
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:Good: Describes the average used work of art where the image is in Fine condition. The margin may need to be framed out due to markings, corner wear, dog ear, small tears or if framed, the frame may have minor damage.
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