Born in Italy, and currently living and working in Denmark, Ucini’s work takes a cross cultural look at intimacy, emotion and expression. With a signature sense of humour and a nod to the surreal - alongside a grounded take on expression, gesture and human nature. His works plays on concept and reality to create an often touching picture of the contemporary experience.
Ucini’s illustrations are internationally renowned, having worked with brands, charities, and top publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Die Zeit, and New Scientist.
First collaborating with the RANKIN agency on 2021’s How to Die Well: A Practical Guide to Death, Dying and Loss (Rankin Publishing). Photographer Rankin became immediately drawn to the softness and yet emotive strength in Ucini’s work - offering him this exhibition to expand his reach beyond the pages of the publication to the wider London art scene.
Rankin Says: “I’m known for photography, but I love all kinds of art. When something speaks to you, you want to share it and Ucini’s work speaks to me. I’m proud to be able to give him
a space and introduce those who follow me to his incredible work.”
Andrea Ucini: Illustrated Moments is taking place in the newly revamped Annroy Gallery space at the RANKIN studio. Designed for sharing new work with agency clients and
the wider general public, this show highlights the RANKIN commitment to the wider artistic community.
Giving over their gallery walls and iconic film-strip inspired windows to a collaborator, this exhibition launches the series RANKIN PRESENTS proving the RANKIN dedication to leading popular visual culture through its output and in its own studio space.
With over 30 works on display, pieces will include artworks from How to Die Well and Ucini’s illustration archive.