Jules de Balincourt

French, b. 1972

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Jules de Balincourt

French, b. 1972

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In a stylistic amalgam of Pop and folk, abstract and figurative, Jules de Balincourt mixes traditional oil paint with tape, spray paint, stencils, and other "low" materials. Offering social critique, de Balincourt's paintings evoke an unsettling ambiguity, whether in their scenes of anonymous figures in post-apocalyptic landscapes or in their wild mix of flat, colorful abstraction. "It’s my own sort of escapism," he has said. "Everything inspires my work: lived experiences, cultural and social phenomena. But it is more and more about that internal gaze, a mix of these utopian and dystopian ideals." Once called the "mayor of Bushwick", de Balincourt ran the Starr Space in Brooklyn for three years where he hosted projects by artists including Terence Koh, Harmony Korine, and Ryan Trecartin; he currently maintains the space as his studio.

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Mori Art Museum
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Collezione Maramotti
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Greater New York
Biography

In a stylistic amalgam of Pop and folk, abstract and figurative, Jules de Balincourt mixes traditional oil paint with tape, spray paint, stencils, and other "low" materials. Offering social critique, de Balincourt's paintings evoke an unsettling ambiguity, whether in their scenes of anonymous figures in post-apocalyptic landscapes or in their wild mix of flat, colorful abstraction. "It’s my own sort of escapism," he has said. "Everything inspires my work: lived experiences, cultural and social phenomena. But it is more and more about that internal gaze, a mix of these utopian and dystopian ideals." Once called the "mayor of Bushwick", de Balincourt ran the Starr Space in Brooklyn for three years where he hosted projects by artists including Terence Koh, Harmony Korine, and Ryan Trecartin; he currently maintains the space as his studio.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Mori Art Museum
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Collezione Maramotti
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Greater New York
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