Gavin Rain (born 23 March 1971) is a contemporary South African artist, working primarily in acrylic, best known for his Neo-Pointillist style paintings.Life and work
Gavin Rain was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied art formally at the University of Cape Town, under artists such as Hannah Adams and South African art historian Dr. Jacqueline Nolte (although majoring in neuropsychology) and at Ruth Prowse Art School, in Woodstock, Cape Town. Having painted from a young age, Rain only arrived at his neo-pointillist style in 2004, taking roughly two years to formulate the style. In various interviews, Rain cites two main narratives in his work:
*Hidden in plain sight - The main purpose for Rain developing a new style was to force viewers to acknowledge that part of the narrative of each painting is 'hidden in plain sight', whereby it is impossible to see the subject of the painting until the viewer takes a few steps back (see images below):Image:gavin_rain_painting
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