Robyn Rankin’s bold, figurative interpretations of childhood transport the audience into an exuberant yet introspective world. The journey explores the idea that children are at once totally self absorbed and private in their play, and yet so innocently and publicly on view. Simple figures are reminiscent of cut-out paper dolls, represented in exaggerated poses and suspended on richly layered backgrounds.
Robyn also explores the theme of lovers, depicting quirky interpretations of flirting, romance and celebration. With a sense of fun, she captures the fullness and passion of love through extravagant use of colour and texture, or she pursues the softness and tentative nature of new love with flirty glances and wistful attitudes.
A Whisper and a Giggle and You Can't See Me
- Acrylic on Canvas
132 x 120 cm