Jules de Balincourt is a French painter working out of Brooklyn who uses paint to describe the tension between the real and the imagined in contemporary America. In They Cast Long Shadows de Balincourt references often shadowy figures in an imagined landscape, referencing the social, political and cultural concerns of the everyday.
Wrapped up in bright, almost psychedelic packaging de Balincourt’s paintings appear to tell uncertain stories. Flitting between humour and dark foreboding both utopian and dystopian ideologies offering upbeat, bright almost dreamlike states with themes of displacement, of nomadism, perhaps the antithesis of The American Dream.
The multiscale work offered here is very much all about working directly with paint, with image making social commentary and free association. You are invited to join Hayley in further discussion over coffee in response to the exhibition after the event.
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Images: Installation view, Jules de Balincourt: They Cast Long Shadows. Installation photography: Thierry Bal
Jules de Balincourt, If Trees Spoke and We Listened, 2017, Oil on panel, 177.8 x 152.4 x 6.3 cm, 70 x 60 x 2 1/2 in