1 – 12 September 2020
To accompany the exhibition Unfurl curated by Alan Rankle in the main gallery, Bermondsey Project Space are pleased to present a selection of the artist’s works from his seminal 1998 series Terre Verte up to his recent series Mothland premiered at the gallery in 2019.
Known for his large scale paintings and in-situ projects, often involving collaborations with architects, designers and fellow artists,
Rankle takes as his main subject the development of landscape art as a concept related to changes in attitude to the environment
In some works he treats the entire history of landscape painting almost as a found object; manipulating and cross-referencing styles and techniques from diverse periods and cultures.
High profile works in public spaces include a suite of seven paintings for Isla de la Rose in Venice, installations in Paris, Nuremberg, Prague and The Hague and a critically acclaimed, four metre panoramic painting Serpentine created with the artist Kirsten Reynolds for the Double Tree by Hilton hotel in Hyde Park.
Retrospective surveys of his work have been presented at Gallery Oldham, Manchester in 2006 and at Fondazione Stelline in Milan in 2010.