Jules de Balincourt

Jules de Balincourt

Jules de Balincourt was born in 1972 in Paris and moved to the United States with his family in the early 1980s. He lives and works in Brooklyn (NY). De Balincourt’s painting can be interpreted on several different levels. The image is always an encounter and an invitation to escape, going from pure utopia to dystopia. De Balincourt moves through space, zooming in on details that attract his attention, as what he himself calls “a tourist of globalisation who consumes culture visually and intellectually and conveys or disseminates his personal visions by means of images.” As our gaze moves around these interior images that are like archives of the artist’s visions, it is up to us to constitute an imaginary world based on these selected fragments. We go from abstract elements to figurative details, experiencing a great sense of energy and intense feelings, but where one painting offers harmony, another may slide into chaos.
Jules de Balincourt is interested in the twofold, physical and metaphysical properties of the images that surround us. They are taken from political, social or religious contexts and endowed with a new coherence by the artist, who makes the most of their paradoxes. In some of the canvases, the real is dissolved by pixellisation, evoking another way in which everyday images are appropriated in the digital age.

Solo exhibitions





2018


They Cast Long Shadows, Victoria Miro, London, UK


 


2017


We Come Together at Night, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, AU


 


2016


Stumbling Pioneers, Victoria Miro, London, UK


 


2015


As Far West As We Could Go, Kassel Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany


 


2014


Blue Hours, Galerie Ropac, Paris, France


Focus: Jules de Balincourt, The Modern Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas


Misfit Island, Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art, Rochechouart, France


 


2013


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal


Itinerant Ones, Victoria Miro, London


 


2012


Ecstatic Contact, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY


Parallel Universe, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy


Jules de Balincourt, Espace Louis Vuitton, Hong Kong


 


2011


Worlds Together, Worlds Apart, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


 


2010


Premonitions, Deitch Projects, New York, NY


Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan


 


2008


Malpais, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France


Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN


 


2007


Unknowing Man's Nature, Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), New York, NY


Allweweresayingwasgivepeaceachance, Mario Diacono at Ars Libri, Boston, MA


 


2006


Accidental Tourism and the Art of Forgetting, Arndt and Partner, Berlin, Germany


 


2005


This is Our Town, Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), New York, NY


 


2004


Armory Show / LFL Gallery, New York, NY


 


2003


Land of Many Uses, LFL Gallery, New York, NY


Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA


 


2000


Space 743, San Francisco, CA


 


1999


Perch Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA


 


1998


Soapbox Gallery, Venice, CA






Group exhibitions

2019


Away in the HillGRIMM New York, USA 


Les enfants du paradis, MUba Eugène Leroy Tourcoing, France


Eldorama, Tripostal, Lille, France




2017


The New Frontiers of Painting, Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy


Art Turns. World Turns. Exploring the Collection of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, Museum MACAN, Jacarta, Indonesia


Déjeuner sur l’herbe, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


House Work, Victoria Miro, London, UK


 


2016


The Universe and Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan


Flowers in your hair, Fused Space, San Francisco, CA


Protest, Victoria Miro, London, UK


 


2015


Alex Katz, Stephan Balkenhol, Jules de Balincourt, Monica De Cardenas Gallery, Zouz, France


Space Age, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


Metropolis: Paintings of the Contemporary Urban Landscape, curated by David Ebony, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, NY


20 + 2 Years, curated by Matthias Arndt, Helutrans Artspace, Singapore, Malaysia


 


2014


Eurasia, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, FR


Another Place, Hunter College alumni show, New York, NY


 


2013


La Belle Peinture 2, organized by L’Institut Français de Slovaquie, Palais Pisztory, Bratislava, Slovakia


Cinematic Visions – Painting at the Edge of Reality, curated by Glenn Scott Wright, James Franco and Isaac Julien, Victoria Miro, London


Brooklyn Artists Ball, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY


L’Ange de l’Histoire, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France


Disaster / The End of Days, curated by Séverine Wealchli and Michael Bracewell, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris-Pantin, France


Chicken or Beef?, The Hole, New York, NY


 


2012


Painting as Radical Form, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy


Pothole, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY


 


2011


We Regret to Inform You, Martos Gallery, New York, NY


Visions, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy


2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Curated by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY


New York Minute, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia


Facemaker, curated by Kathy Grayson, Royal/T, Los Angeles, CA


 


2010


Not Quite Open for Business, The Hole, New York, NY


Looking Back / The Fifth White Columns Annual, selected by Bob Nickas, White Columns, New York, NY


The Cannibal’s Muse curated by Max Henry Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland


The Secret Lives of Trees, Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy


 


2009


10th Havana Biennial, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba


Mixing It Up: Recent Hunter MFAs Working in Combined Media, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York, NY


Return to Function, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI


Transitions. Painting at the (other) End of Art, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy


Cave Painting, PSM, Berlin Germany and Gresham’s Ghost, New York, NY


New York Minute, MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy


FUTURESCAPE: Making of the Super City, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


STAGES, Deitch Projects, New York, NY


 


2008


Mail Order Monsters, Max Wigram Gallery, London


21: Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY


Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York, NY


I want a little sugar in my bowl, Asia Song Society, New York, NY


Recent Acquisitions, Gifts, and Works from Various Exhibitions 1985-2007, White Columns, NY


Eastern Standard, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA


Cynicism vs Hope, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY


 


2007


USA TODAY, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia


Artists of Invention: A Century of CCA, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA


Past, Present, Future Perfect: Selections from the Ovitz Family Collection, H+R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO


Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation, Shanghai Museum, China. Organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; travels to Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain


Phantasmania, Kemper Art Museum, Kansas City, MO


Poets on Painters, Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS


Prague Biennial 3, Prague, Czech Republic


Five Painters, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden


When We Build Let Us Think That We Build Forever, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom


The Stuff What We Bought (Selected Purchases 2007), Archeus, London, UK


 


2006


USA TODAY, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK.


New York Contemporary: Art Times Squared, Hangart -7, Salzburg, Austria


Our Town, HUT Hudson Untitled Foundation, Hudson, NY


Reverence, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY


Collection 2005/06, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium


Metro Pictures, The Moore Space, Miami, FL


Down By Law, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


Don’t Abandon the Ship, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA


Humor Me, H+R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO


Notre histoire..., Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France


 


2005


Greater New York, PS1/MOMA, Queens, NY


 


2004


Trunk of Humors, Deitch Projects, New York, NY


4 und 4, Muller DeChiara, Berlin, Germany


The Dreamland Artist Club, Creative Time / Coney Island, New York, NY


True Stories, Johnson City Community College Art Gallery, Overland Park, KS


Collection (or How I Spent a Year), PS1/MOMA, New York, NY


Rowdy Remix, ATM Gallery, New York, NY


American Stars ‘n Bars, Chapman University Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA


 


2003


Summer Jam, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA College Art Association MFA Selection Exhibition, New York, NY


Today’s Man, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY


My people were fair and had cum in their hair (but now they're content to spray stars from your boughs), Team Gallery, New York, NY


 


2002


Brooklyn Front, Other Routes (Mixed Greens), Brooklyn, NY


NY Art Hut, Nutty, San Francisco, CA


 


1999


Southern Exposure, 15th Annual Hospitality House, San Francisco, CA


Public and private collections

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada


Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy


Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA


MaRT, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy


Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA


Oppenheimer - JCCC Collection for the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art