ParisJean Charles Blais at Opera Gallery

Jean Charles Blais at Opera Gallery

Showcasing the latest creations by the artist Jean Charles Blais, the exhibition features paintings on the reverse side of posters that glued together resemble to enormous notebooks depicting silhouettes torn between embrace and escape, surrounded by an environment tamed by plants, leaves, and tree roots. 

Jean Charles Blais

Courtesy Opera Gallery

Jean Charles Blais’ works are known for their agitated figures that transform and merge, often conveying the recurring theme of race. When describing the immersive qualities of his paintings, the artist says: “The vegetal mode, the intertwining of the figures creates a more complex, intangible combinatory. A new density is invented, which, in my eyes, gives the painting immersive faculties.” This show allows the public to appreciate the approach of an artist that has been on a continuous creative quest from his studio in Vence for the past thirty-five years.

Jean Charles Blais’ works have been exhibited in Paris at the Yvon Lambert Gallery and Castelli Gallery in New York in addition to exhibitions in Rome, Amsterdam, London, Basel, The Hague, Vienna, and Munich. His work appears in the collections of many museums and institutions worldwide, including Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, MAMAC in Nice, and Picasso Museum in Antibes.

May 26 - June 15, 2023

Opera Gallery

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