Gavin Rain

In order to gain awareness of something that is concealed yet right in front of your eyes, or hidden in plain sight, you must distance yourself. Rain´s art is a metaphor for life. Rain has invented a form of art that is both unique and participative. Anybody looking at one of his paintings can perceive the convergence of two opposing pictorial styles: the abstraction of the many coloured concentric circles that thicken into dense and imperfect dots in relief, and the figurative aspect of the image that is defined by the sum of these same dots as the viewer retreats. The artist’s intended message lies here: His art is an invitation to also create some distance in life, because as Gestalt psychology sustains, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. We must view the big picture, the whole, without worrying about isolated events or individual points of view.

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