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Jean-Charles Blais

Jean-Charles Blais

Nantes 1956

Jean-Charles Blais was born in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) on October 22, 1956. At the tender age of eighteen he enroled at the "École des Beaux-Arts" in Rennes, where he studied for a total of five years. Since the early 1980s Jean-Charles Blais studied the work of the Nouveaux Réalistes, Pop-Art and Arte Povera of Mario Merz, especially the works of the so-called "affiches arrachées", which had a fundamental influence on Blais' work.
This work, which is determined by the choice of material used to carry the picture, marked his departure to a new kind of painting. On the basis of torn-off advertising posters which are then stuck on top of each other in multiple layers, Jean-Charles Blais developed a pictorial language, that was less interested in the suface of the two-dimensionally formulated message and more concerned with the space articulated "behind" the surface. The multilayered nature of the material and the view to the incidental edges and creases create associative structures.
On their basis Jean-Charles Blais created representational motifs, figurative elements, houses and animals, plants and tools on the back. Thanks to numerous solo exhibitions in France and later also in Germany and the USA, Jean-Charles Blais' works became known to a larger audience during the eighties.
His first large-scale work in a public space attracted a great deal of attention in 1990: Jean-Charles Blais was commissioned to design the Paris Metro station "Assemblé Nationale". In 1996 the "Telephone Booths" project for the "Thinking Print" exhibition of the Museum of Modern Art in New York followed.
Digital technologies and new materials have been in the centre of Blais' creative work since the turn of the millennium.

Ketterer Kunst
Collecting fields:
Robert Longo - Untitled (Shark 15)
Robert Longo
"Untitled (Shark 15)"
355,200 $

Georg Baselitz - Das Abgarbild
Georg Baselitz
"Das Abgarbild"
199,800 $

Chuck Close - Kate
Chuck Close
99,900 $

Sandro Chia - Der Hund und sein Meister
Sandro Chia
"Der Hund und sein Meister"
99,900 $

A. R. Penck (d. i. Ralf Winkler) - Plato, Sokrates und Aristoteles 3
A. R. Penck (d. i. Ralf Winkler)
"Plato, Sokrates und Aristoteles 3"
55,500 $

Horst Antes - Kopf ocker-ocker
Horst Antes
"Kopf ocker-ocker"
44,400 $

André Butzer - Untitled
André Butzer
38,850 $

Gert und Uwe Tobias - Ohne Titel
Gert und Uwe Tobias
"Ohne Titel"
27,750 $