Tristan’s work incorporates dark room photography, 8mm film, sculpture and installation. Typically monochromatic and process driven, his work explores surface, geometry and place. The presence of his work is peripheral, providing a subtle arrival at a set of ideas, and hiding a meticulous and controlled process of trial and error. At the core of his work lies an enquiry into the way we interact with space and perceive our environment, brought about through subtle spacial interventions and manipulations and meticulous attention to detail. Tristan’s practice is informed by his many ongoing exchanges as part of his multiple roles as artist, gallerist and studio owner. He co-founded Moot gallery in 2005, and this project evolved into One Thoresby Street, an artist’s studio complex, project space and production facility where he currently holds the position of director.
A three-channel black and white 8mm looped film installation, featuring abandoned industrial landscapes in Belgium, Scotland and England.
A 2mm thick white line, carefully masked and painted directly onto a black-painted gallery wall. A site-specific in which the white lines form a topography or landscape within which the exhibition rest of the group exhibition can exist.
2009 (New Work: Mark Harrismowicz & Tristan Hessing), Hinterland Projects, Nottingham, UK
2007 (40th Year Anniversary), Ratcliffe On Soar Power Station, Nottinghamshire, UK
2013 On the Rocks, Attic, Nottingham, UK
2012 Illuminated, Quad, Derby, UK
2008 (Exhibitions, March - May 2008), Stand Assembly, Nottingham, UK
2007 The Parallax View, Airspace, Stoke, UK
2007 The Vandals Stole the Handles, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool, UK
2007 Parade 3 -Stuff Happens, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2007 Ariston, Moor St Station, Birmingham, UK
2005 Somewheretogo, Trinity School, Warwick, UK
2005 present Director, One Thoresby Street studios and gallery, Nottingham, UK
2005 Artist in residence, Trinity Technology College, Warwick, UK
2005 2010 - Director, Moot gallery, Nottingham, UK