Gav studied at the Royal College of Art from 2009 - 2011, graduating with an MA in Painting. Before that he was Co-Director of Crimes Town Gallery in London from 2007 – 2010. He moved to Margate from London in 2015 and has continued his painting practice there. He is interested in the history of painting, in particular from an anthropological perspective. Painting movements in Modernism, cave painting, contemporary painting and the loss of narrative after the end of Modernism are his main concerns.