Large-format paintings, the canvases of the Marines series are a parenthesis in Blois' work, which gladly tackles the theme of landscape, echoing 19th century German Romanticism, in a modern and purified vision of form, isolated, with shades of white and grey colour. Inspired by the notion of Sublime developed by Kant in the 18th century ("which exceeds all measure of the senses"), the artist paints a landscape that is both wild and saturated with light, sometimes inhabited by austere and threatening forms.
Art is limited, according to the philosopher, to express the supra-sensible, to reveal the infinite. However, it allows, perhaps, to be the gateway to think about this infinity. Immense waves, nuclear submarines and ethereal mists evolve in the canvases of Blois, which poetically questions Man's relationship to nature, his hubris and his finitude in the face of the infinite forces that govern him.
Please note: As the work is not currently in the artist's studio, it can only be shipped from July, thank you for your understanding.