About this work
Gavin Rain wanted to tell a story, a story of creating perspective. His message is clear: look at things from a distance.
Rain’s style contains an extensive step-by-step plan and is therefore time-consuming. He starts with an image, for example a rough sketch or photo. Just like in a woodcut, he transforms gradients into alternating light and dark planes. The larger the circles, the less white of the canvas is visible and the darker the general image.
Every point is like a miniature woodcut with about five layers. From a distance your brain mixes these five colours and makes you see a mixed colour. With one colour per circle Gavin would have obtained a similar result. However, part of his message is to emphasise the beauty of a close-up. Things get interesting when you take a closer look. If we take a step back, we see the influence of people and things in our lives, the things that formed us. That’s why each point is different in colour and size. The combination of all circles forms the image. Gavin makes works of famous artists but he can also make a work of your lover!
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