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, lilac and cream, ‘Two Stones’ reflects Rankin’s fusion of influences. In minimal lines, reminiscent of Asian ink and abstract art, he suggests a landscape. The effect is like that of a map – a bird’s eye view of life inscribed with all the paths you could take.
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 - )
'Two Stones' 1977
screenprint on paper
Edition of 30
Image Size: 25 x 40 cm
Dimensions: 39 x 51 cm
Signed: Rankin, dated, titled & edition in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
© The Artist or Assignee
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