Gavin Rain (South African, b.1971) is a Neo-Pointillist painter. Born in Cape Town, Rain studied art at the University of Cape Town, under artists such as Hannah Adams and South African art historian Jacqueline Nolte, and at Ruth Prowse Art School, in Woodstock, Cape Town. Having painted from a young age, Rain arrived at his Neo-Pointillist style in 2004, which he developed over a period of a few years.
Through his works, Rain aims to force viewers to acknowledge that part of the narrative of each painting is hidden in plain sight, whereby it is impossible to see the subject of the painting until the viewer takes a few steps back. His work is represented by Bungo Gallery in Venice, Italy; Artion Galleries in Switzerland Greece and Cyprus, Leslie Smith Gallery in Los Angeles and Amsterdam; UNIX Gallery in New York, NY; and E-Moderne Gallerie in Philadelphia, PA.