Gideon Pain is a painter from Waterbeach. He has lived in the village of the past 10 years and works out of a small home studio. He exhibits regularly nationally and internationally and has pieces within private and public collections in the UK, USA and China.

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Gideon Pain was born in Wiltshire in 1967. He studied painting at Cheltenham College of Art and Reading University where he received a Master’s Degree in 1994. He has been employed by the British Museum Exhibitions Department since 1999 and also works as a freelance illustrator and designer.

Description of Work

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My pictures are about moments of time. They are the second looks that we give to random things as we go about our daily meanderings. I’m intrigued as to what triggers these spontaneous connections and why things that would normally be forgotten or ignored momentarily take on significance.

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I used to jot the events down as notes in sketchbooks but now they have become lists on my phone. I revisited them in my studio where through memory, drawing and painting I attempt to give these emotional responses physicality. Paint, because of its slow and inaccurate nature, is a good medium to explore and reinvent with, sometimes a reconnection can be made, often it isn’t, but that doesn’t stop me from trying.