The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Monday, September 26, 2022


Jules de Balincourt joins Pace Gallery
Jules de Balincourt, New Arrivals, 2021. Oil on panel, 78-3/4" × 65" × 2-1/2" (200 cm × 165.1 cm × 6.4 cm). © Jules de Balincourt, courtesy Pace Gallery.



NEW YORK, NY.- Marc Glimcher, CEO and President of Pace Gallery, announced the gallery’s representation of Jules de Balincourt in collaboration with Victoria Miro and Thaddaeus Ropac. Pace will debut de Balincourt’s painting New Arrivals at its East Hampton space in August, and the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery will take place in Hong Kong in March 2022.

de Balincourt is known internationally for colorful, radiant paintings that meditate on the social, political, and cultural dynamics of an increasingly globalized world. Shifting from a broader sociological view of borders, territories, and nation-states in his map paintings, the artist’s psychological landscapes bring us closer to humanity’s troubled relationships to natural and urban settings. Dissolving the boundaries between individuals and their environments reveals tensions created by privilege, geographic mobility, and labor. The artist’s social commentary is present even in the most luxuriant, fantastical settings that speak to urgent realities of contemporary life.

In New Arrivals, de Balincourt’s vision and memories of Southern California provide the backdrop for a subtle, dreamlike examination of the aftermath of an undisclosed event. In the moon-drenched pool—which serves as a reference to works by David Hockney and the Bay Area Figurative movement—workers, or perhaps new tenants, clean up the remains of a party, wildfire, or heavy storm. As in much of the artist’s work, the twilight setting functions as a symbol of the precarity of an imbalanced world. de Balincourt heightens the uncertainty of the moment with unsettling formal distortions, shifts in scale and perspective, and abstractions that have linked his approach to artists like Arthur Dove and Milton Avery as well as the traditions of Fauvism and German Expressionism. Underlying the artist’s paintings are poignant commentaries on systems of labor and power, political events, and popular culture that draw their impact from a restless, intuitive exploration of color, space, and form.

de Balincourt says:

“People often associate a utopian/dystopian narrative with my work. I never had the intention of my work being about these dichotomies. I am more interested in the power painting has to place the viewer at a crossroads of ideological perspectives, which can allow the mind to travel in different directions.”




Throughout his career, de Balincourt has mounted acclaimed exhibitions at international venues. On the occasion of a 2013 solo show of the artist’s work at Victoria Miro in London, critic Adrian Searle wrote in The Guardian, “Every painting has its own atmosphere, its own timbre. There are all degrees of depiction, just as there are different flaws, fault lines and blind spots. Things that have been painted out grin through the layers, like the smile of the Cheshire cat.”

Glimcher says:

“Jules’s enigmatic oil paintings blur the line between abstraction and figuration to reflect the changing dynamics between humanity and our natural environment. Poetic and nostalgic, each work draws the viewer into a mythic landscape of their own. We’re very excited to be working alongside Victoria Miro, as well as Thaddaeus, who has been a close friend and collaborator for many years, to share Jules’s singular vision with our audiences in the US and Asia.”

Born in Paris in 1972, de Balincourt is currently based in Brooklyn, New York and Malpais, Costa Rica. The artist graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco in 1998 and earned a Master of Fine Arts at Hunter College, New York in 2005. He later ran the Brooklyn–based community and events center Starr Space. In 2009, the artist’s work figured in the 10th Havana Biennial at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

In 2021, de Balincourt presented his first solo exhibition in Spain, titled After The Gold Rush, at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga. That show, which was curated by Helena Juncosa, featured a selection of works created by the artist in the last decade.

The artist has previously been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and elsewhere. His work can be found in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada; the Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy; the Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art, France; and other institutions around the world.











Today's News

August 6, 2021

At Gagosian, art that reverberates beyond the gallery walls

Oxford University to collect the artefacts from its COVID research

Rhizome receives largest donation in the organization's 25-year history, from artist Rafaël Rozendaal

Jules de Balincourt joins Pace Gallery

Blondie + Hackatao partner to release crypto art series 'Hack the Borders'

Christie's presents 'Say It Loud II: Visionaries of Self' in partnership with Destinee Ross-Sutton

Candice Lin's new commission in solo museum show at the Walker Art Center

Brian Clarke creates field of poppies in memory of his friend Linda McCartney

New display 'Inspiring Walter Scott' opens at the National Museum of Scotland

Batik on display at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, rock journalist, dies at 75

CUE Art Foundation presents 'Lizania Cruz: Gathering Evidence: Santo Domingo & New York City'

The Contemporary Dayton opens three new exhibitions featuring three women artists

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors allocates over $22 million for arts and creative recovery

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art opens a solo exhibition of new work by Ron Cooper

Oil paintings by Ram Kumar and Jean Charlot lead Bruneau & Co's online auction

Zhang Yanzi solo exhibition "Where the Heart Is" opens at Ora-Ora

How do you capture four decades of hip-hop? Very broadly.

Germany fines musical instrument sector for orchestrating prices

A milestone for Broadway as 'Pass Over' begins performances

Mirvac signs five-year partnership with Biennale of Sydney

National Academy of Design announces appointment of senior curatorial and development staff

Arthur French, Negro Ensemble Company pioneer, dies at 89

Baltimore Symphony fires flutist who shared COVID conspiracy theories

The Most Opulent Casino Designs in the World

Top 5 Signs of a Bad Casino

Alcohol and Type 2 Diabetes: Is Alcohol Safe For Diabetics?

Best Medieval Games - Immerse Yourself In The Era Of Knights And Princesses

Top Apps For Brain Development That Will Make Your Kid Smarter




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful