Christophe Lorain is a French imaginary painter. Influenced by artists like Salvador Dali, Jacques Poirier and Claude Verlinde, he creates extravagant, surreal worlds as his own unique interpretation of nature and reality.
“Whether it is surrealistic, visionary, imaginary, fantastic or poetic, painting allows the moon to encounter the sun, whales to evolve under the Arc de Triomphe, or the bird of Trenet’s song to fall in love with a fish. It’s like the fisherman’s thread: a bridge between two worlds. Practiced through ages, it reconciles contemporary and classical art. From the first it borrows intemporality, because it is related to the imaginary, and of the second it retains the requirements and techniques associated with the realistic representation,” he explains on his website.