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Gavin Rain

South African 1971- 

Gavin Rain is a contemporary South African painter known for his use of Pointillist
techniques to depict portraits of celebrities such as Beyoncé and Marilyn Monroe.
“Each dot usually comprises five or so colours. When seen from a distance these
colours become one and the image resolves,” he has explained of his technique. Born
on March 23, 1971 in Cape Town, South Africa, Rain studied art at the University of
Cape Town. Rain arrived at his hallmark style around 2004, which he developed out of
an interest in Georges Seurat and 20th-century Russian avant-garde painters. In 2011,
Rain participated in the 54th Venice Biennale with a painting shown in Costa Rica’s
pavilion. The artist currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

2 lots offered      100.00% sold      ZAR 158 288

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Gavin Rain; Eva Peron
21 Feb 2022
Sold for ZAR 99 663
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gavin Rain; Audrey Everything
16 Mar 2020
Sold for ZAR 58 625
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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