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Into the Sublime - Paintings by Alan Rankle and Rosannagh Scarlet Esson

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Nov. 22, 2023 - Nov. 26, 2023

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Zuleika Gallery returns to Cromwell Place with a duo-exhibition with artists, Rosannagh Scarlet Esson and Alan Rankle.

About the artists

Rosannagh Scarlet Esson graduated from Oxford Brookes in 2016 with First Class Honours in Fine Art and was awarded the Fine Art Dissertation Prize for the best critical submission in her year.

Rosannagh’s work explores the alchemy of painting by abstracting colour and form through exposure to elemental forces. Symbolic and unconventional materials are mixed in experimental ways that work with, rather than against, the transformative effects of fire, rain, ice, time or gravity to reflect the untameable nature of the elements, and the duality of creation and destruction. Themes explored include wildness, rewilding, ecological succession and alchemical symbolism. Rosannagh has exhibited both in the UK and Europe, and has work in several private collections.

Alan Rankle (b. 1952) is an artist and curator whose work explores historical, social and environmental issues informed by his interest in the evolution of landscape art. Since his first exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts London in 1973 while still a student at Goldsmiths College, he has worked variously in painting, video, photography, printmaking, architectural intervention and curating, through a series of international exhibitions and commissions.

Retrospective surveys of his work have been presented at Gallery Oldham in 2006 and Fondazione Stelline, Milan in 2010 where he also began his critically acclaimed series of collaborative exhibitions On the Edge of Wrong with the artist Kirsten Reynolds. Recent projects include curating the exhibition Axis: London Milano for Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan with Claudia De Grandi and a prize winning immersive installation Riverside Suites at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester in collaboration with the designer Veronica Givone and AFK Architects.


Image: (detail) Courtesy of Zuleika Gallery.

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In 2020, the gallery opened premises in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, now the gallery headquarters, with a regular exhibition programme.

They offer bespoke art advisory services for private or corporate collectors, using our extensive experience in the art market. "We enjoy placing art in the right context, whether public or private, and helping collectors making considered choices - balancing pure visual joy with stimulating ideas, while also inspiring change through art."

Experienced in institutional and public programming - in 2017 the gallery set up the art programme for the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and in 2021 began curating for Blenheim Palace in two new public spaces. 

The gallery is committed to showing art that inspires, and to making art accessible without compromise to quality. They work with both the entry level collector and the connoisseur.

Founder, Lizzie Collins studied history of art at UCL, and took her MA at the Courtauld Institute. She became a director and auctioneer at Bonhams, and a specialist at Christie’s in 20th Century British Art before setting up the gallery.