Approved: 05.06.2008

Gideon Pain

Artist, Maker, Technician, Teacher

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Approved: 05.06.2008

My pictures derive from a delight in the world around. A play on the mundane and everyday reality we slip through on our way to somewhere else. They are about collective moments, some tragic, some euphoric, when the sharing of an experience gives significance to something unnoticed. These quiet revelations bind, nurture and reassure us in a world that quickly passes. Paint, in a digital age, is a slow

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  • Location: Cambridge, East
  • Activities: Primary education, Adult education, Workshops, Community arts, Gallery education, Events management, Technical installation, Art transportation, Graphic Design, Digital Design
  • Categories: Education project, Digital, Drawing, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Woodwork
 

Biography

My pictures derive from a delight in the world around. A play on the mundane and everyday reality we slip through on our way to somewhere else. They are about collective moments, some tragic, some euphoric, when the sharing of an experience gives significance to something unnoticed. These quiet revelations bind, nurture and reassure us in a world that quickly passes. Paint, in a digital age, is a slow inaccurate and clumsy medium, making it perfect for capturing and re- contextualising this fragile transience.

CV & Education

Education

1992-1994      Reading University  MFA Fine Art Painting

1986-1989     Glouchester College Of Art Ba [hons] Fine Art Painting  First Class

Selected Exhibitions

2015                  ‘Below the Surface, two man show, Cambridge

                            ‘Brentwood Stations’ Stations of the Cross commission , London

                           ‘43 British Painters’ The Crypt. Marlybone, London

2014                  ‘Paint Britain’, group show Ipswich Museum

                           ‘Contemporary British Paining’, group show, Huddersfield Art Gallery

                           ‘About Face’, group show, Swindon Art  Gallery

                           ‘A Day At The Beach’, group show, Waterbeach, Cambridge.

2013                  ‘Moving on’ [one man show], Cambridge

                             East Contemporary Art, Ipswich

2011                  Eastern Open, Kings Lynne

                             RSPA Fund Raiser, Mandell's Gallery, Norwich  

2010 - 2011       Moment of privacy has passed, Usher Gallery, Lincoln

2009                   Ovada Gallery Oxford

                             Hills Road Annual, Cambridge

2008                   Inside View, The British Museum

                             Kettles Yard Open, Cambridge

                              Wysing Arts Centre, Inaugural Show, Bourn, Cambridge

                              Eastern Open, Kings Lynne

2007                  Eastern Open, Kings Lynne

                             Ing Discerning Eye, London

                            The Sunday Times Watercolour competition, London

2003                   Speed of Mountains, house gallery , London

Collections

             Southend Hospital

                             Falmouth Art gallery

                             Swindon Art Gallery

                             Rudby Art Gallery

                             Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting