Fragments - Transformations - Perception

Tristan Rain’s paintings are conceptual and structural. He uses the term "Cryptochromia", meaning images with a richness of color that is invisible at first glance, as the colors are somewhat concealed and hidden.
The color palette is strictly reduced, kept to gray, gray-green, and blue-gray depending on the piece. Therein are labile geometric fields of metal-tinted color. The paint layers are thick and patterned. Fragments of things show through a kind of veil and become visible depending on the angle of illumination and light quality.
He often works in diptychs and triptychs. The "missing", invisible areas are part of the composition. Much of the "activity" takes place outside of the image space. His mayor influences are taken from cartography and archeology. 

The photographic work examines the characteristics, possibilities and limitations of analogue and digital photography.
The camera often moves during the process, or is situated in front of a mirror or a glass.
Different views of common objects or historic places are condensed and concentrated.
The process of enlargement, the overlays, the projections, the extreme compression of multiple digital files across various media formats - all contribute to the impression that the photographic image dissolving. The viewer's eye tries to recognize things, to detect and interpret them... and finally discovers what was already there.