Gavin Rain • South Africa
When we see the world, we don’t see it as a series of still images. We see images as they move and change over time. When I paint, the influence of time on the scene is always a dimension that I want to represent visually. I like to capture the energy of a moving scene rather than a still illustration of a landscape.
I use both positive and negative space so that he Viewer's mind will be able to fill the gaps within the scene. I want the viewer's mind to be able to enter into the changing scenes. Our minds tend to fill in gaps automatically, and the negative space in my paintings created opportunities for this to happen. When these gaps are filled in, the viewers can be drawn into the scene not just as a detached observer but also as an active participant.
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