French/ American painter Jules de Balincourt was born in Paris in 1972. From the early 1980’s he grew up in the United States. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn (NY). Balincourt’s works take departure in an intuitive and abstract approach to shapes and colors, where a form appears during the work process and gives the artist a narrative to work with.
His works have a strong color scheme and the spectator often experiences the encounter as an invitation to escape into another reality. In Balincourt’s miniature worlds a utopia or dystopia gradually appears and disquiet lurks in the details. The works are full of strong energy and intensity. The viewer is thus invited to explore a variation of abstract elements as well as figurative details that alternate between harmony and chaos. Balincourt’s works are of no real place, but stem from his own memoires as a global tourist. The images are narratives of a nomadic people, a personal memory translated into universal interpretations of the world.
The artist’s narrative is not a romantic one, but rather present subtle commentaries taken from social, political or religious contexts.