Gavin Rain is a contemporary painter of portraits from South Africa. Gavin Rain was born in Cape Town, South Africa in the year 1971.
Rain uses a pointillist technique to create portraits of celebrities. He developed his style of painting portraits around 2004. One source of inspiration is Georges Seurat.
The artist attended the University of Cape Town.
Rain often works with acrylics on canvas. Some celebrities painted by the artist include Marilyn Monroe, Penelope Cruz, Shakira, Nelson Mandela, Beyonce, Winston Churchill, and Scarlett Johansson.
In this clip a short documentary on the artist:
Price range information: Most works priced between 15,000 euros and 40,000 euros.
Gavin Rain has developed a style that reminds me the fantastic painter who created similar works decades ago, Chuck Close. Another painter who comes to mind is Ken Noland, the artist renown for painting the bullseye. Rain’s style is both abstract and representational at the same time.