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Cambridge, UK

"Cain's art attempts to show compositions that radiate a sense of interaction between the narrative and the reader's imagination."

A Top Seller in, 

London West End art gallery, 

Gallery Different

About the Art

The portraits, painted on antique book pages, such as Pride and Prejudice, take centre stage and are positioned facing away from the view. At first glance, the characters seem to engage with the narrative printed on the pages as if they are an outside observer, mirroring you - the viewer of the artwork. Upon closer inspection though, the narrative written on the pages shines through the superimposed characters and brings them alive as a reflection of the novel itself, transformed through the modern-day lens of the viewer.

The stylistic accents of using negative space, where different characters overlap, leads the paintings to reveal words of the underlying book pages. Intriguingly, the overall story is omnipresent and still magically elusive. The observer only gets a glimpse of the narrative at a single moment in time and becomes intertwined in the interpretation of the art through their own reflection and memories of the classic novels.



 

About the Art

A modern interpretation of Pride and Prejudiced 

Book Pages

Antique book pages

Subjects Face the Narrative

Interplay between the subject and the narrative of the book

Framed or

non-framed 

Robust forest sustainable stretchers and steel dowels to prevent twisting

No Faces

Helps the viewer to identify with the subjects

Contemporary Fashion

Reflects a modern interpretation of books characters

Credentials

Gallery Representation

2020
Gallery Different

Fitzrovia, London, United Kingdom

2020

Five 3 gallery

Laguna Beach, California, USA

2020

Reading Rooms

Huntingdon, United Kingdom

2019

The Wey Gallery

Surry, Woking, United Kingdom

2017
Primavera Gallery

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Group exhibitions

 

2019
The Kiss Exhibition

Gallery Different

Fitzrovia - London, United Kingdom

2019
Fresh Art Fair

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

2018
Edinburgh Art Fair

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2018
Summer Show

Gallery Different

Fitzrovia - London, United Kingdom

2018
The Kiss Exhibition

Gallery Different

Fitzrovia, London, United Kingdom

2018
Henley Festival

Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

2016
Dame Catherine Arts Summer Exhibition Harpur’s

Derby, United Kingdom
 

Solo exhibitions

2020
Gallery Different

Fitzrovia, London, United Kingdom

2017
Primavera Gallery

Cambridge, United Kingdom

2017
St Barnabas Press Studios

Cambridge, United Kingdom

2017
Bricklane Gallery

London, United Kingdom​

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