About the Artist
The youngest of the four Blaise brothers — all well-known painters — André was born in Cap-Haïtien in 1961. By the age of 12, he was working alongside his brothers at the Blaise atelier in Port-au-Prince, displaying the same technical virtuosity that seems to run in the family.
Since 2003 he has painted stunning mystical landscapes; but some of his most distinctive (and humorous) work depicts a variety of humanoid fish inhabiting fabulous undersea oceanscapes.
Of this series of paintings he has said that "Each fish has its own character. There are the rich, the bourgeois, the lawyers in their office, the hunter with his gun, the mailman with a letter in hand, the doctor, the traveller with his suitcase, the dances and the marriages of the fish."