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Gideon Pain’s pictures derive from a delight in the world around, a play on the mundane and everyday that 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 recontexturalising this fragile transience


‘The paintings are about moments and instances. They do not represent singular events but are fragments of some on going narrative that have been reordered to a new conclusion. Through this I hope to acknowledge the loss of time and embrace the possibilities that memory offers. By picking up these pieces I hope that the viewer can share in this process.’

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