Brooklyn-based artist Jules de Balincourt is known for his expressive, radiantly colored paintings that vary distinctly in style, size, and theme. Through subject matter such as cityscapes and present-day genre scenes, his work often evokes notions of American utopia and dystopia, politics, and various societal groups. De Balincourt works on up to ten paintings at a time without sketches or source materials, and he considers them chapters—symbiotic, yet independent, darting between abstraction and representation. Countering the conceptual and theory-driven movements in contemporary art, de Balincourt’s works are immediate, intuitive, and open-ended as they explore the perimeters of the conscious and unconscious mind.
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