Malcolm Rains Abstract Painting - Euclidian Emptiness No. One
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Malcolm Rains
Euclidian Emptiness No. One

2007

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Using interference pigments that refract and reflect light so that a different color and experience occurs as the viewer moves, artist Malcolm Rains creates a surface that is at once austere and rich. Viewed from one angle the painting is an intense indigo, and as one moves, it shifts through the spectrum to a deep orange. Titled Euclidean Emptiness Number One, the artist refers to a seeming oxymoron in Euclidean geometry in which space is at once empty and limitless. The work is in keeping with Rains' exploration of a theme that seeks a conceptual, even mystical, connection with the viewer. Born in England, Malcolm Rains emigrated to Canada in 1955. After studies in architecture at the University of Toronto and the University of Detroit, he completed a degree at the Ontario College of Art. With roots in classical Greek art, architecture and mythology, Rains explores balance and harmony and even an austerity revealing the influence of Baroque painter Juan Sanchez-Cotan. Using tenebrism or intense light and shadow, precise imagery and pristine surfaces, Rains’ work – whether figurative or abstract -- seeks a mystical or conceptual connection with the viewer. 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.

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  • Artist
    Malcolm Rains (1947, Canadian)
  • Creation Year
    2007
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 36 in. x W 58.25 in.H 91.44 cm x W 147.96 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Bloomfield, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU2913792541
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