28 MAY - 9 JULY
The blackShed gallery is proud to announce the first joint exhibition of two internationally renowned artists: DANISH ARTIST BENT HOLSTEIN & ST LEONARD'S ON SEA ARTIST ALAN RANKLE, which opens on Saturday 28 May and continues until 9 July.
The artists Bent Holstein and Alan Rankle haveenjoyed a long and mutual admiration. This exhibition transforms their dynamic conversations about art into rich visual dialogues for all to see on the gallery walls. Both artists question each other, and their audience, about everything; the very elements we take for granted and the desires and dreads that fuel our existence.
Bent Holstein was born in Copenhagen, Denmarkin 1942. His first solo exhibition was in 1963 since when he has enjoyed a long and successful career, with numerous high profile exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide. Holstein primarily works in painting and various graphic mediums, although he initially also showed photographs in exhibitions as early as 1977.
Alan Rankle was born in Oldham, Lancashire in 1952 and studied at Rochdale School of Art and then onto Goldsmiths' University of London in the 70's. His first exhibition was in 1973 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Rankle's work is increasingly highly regarded and a series of high profile solo exhibitions in Copenhagen, Berlin, Milan and London have confirmed his status as one of the most innovative painters working today.
But Rankle's work really needs no introduction to blackShed visitors as he has exhibited here in two successful solo exhibitions, as well as in collaboration with Kirsten Reynolds, as the duo Rankle & Reynolds.
|Bent Holstein Building Up 2016 60x80cm & China Cove 2016 60x80cm|
Alan Rankle To A Hidden Place IV 2014 Oil on Canvas 40x40cm