Malcolm Rains, 'Pallene' (2017), Oil on Panel, 12 × 18 inches. Framed dimensions are 13 x 19 inches.
Malcolm Rains at Oeno Gallery
With roots in classical Greek art, architecture and mythology, Malcolm Rains explores balance and harmony and even an austerity in his paintings at Oeno Gallery. Inspired by the Baroque painter Juan Sanchez-Cotan, Rains uses intense light and shadow, precise imagery and pristine surfaces. Rains’ work – whether figurative or abstract -- seeks a mystical or conceptual connection with the viewer.
Born in England, Malcolm Rains emigrated to Canada in 1955. After studies in architecture at the University of Toronto and University of Detroit, he completed a degree at the Ontario College of Art. Rains has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and The Power Plant (Toronto). His work is held in private, corporate and public collections including the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Global Affairs Canada.
Malcolm Rains, 'Pylos' (2018), Oil on Linen, 42 × 68 inches. Framed dimensions are 43.5 x 69.5 inches.
Through the pronounced use of light and shadow and trompe l'oeil realism, Rains’ work seeks a mystical or conceptual connection with the viewer. For more information about this artist visit https://oenogallery.com/artists/malcolm-rains/
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