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Jules de Balincourt
French, b. 1972
Jules de Balincourt mixes traditional oil painting with stenciling, masking, spray-painting, and other “low” techniques in his depictions of fantastical, psychologically charged landscapes. With a style that incorporates elements of Pop, folk, abstract, and figurative art, de Balincourt makes dreamlike tableaux that often situate faceless figures in lush landscapes and cityscapes. Lone cowboys are a frequent motif, and de Balincourt has also made portraits. Throughout his early works, he considered power structures, technology, and the construction of identity through mass media and mythology. De Balincourt has exhibited in New York, Paris, London, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Berlin, and Tokyo. His work has sold for six figures at auction and belongs in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Collezione Maramotti in Italy.

Missed Mediation, 2008

Oil and spray paint on panel
64 × 74 in
162.6 × 188 cm

Waiting Tree, 2012

Oil and acrylic on board

Psychedelic Soldier, 2012


Close Out Sale, 2003

Oil, enamel and pen on panel
39 2/5 × 47 1/10 in
100 × 119.7 cm

Boat People, 2017

20 × 26 in
50.8 × 66 cm
Edition 43/60

Dismounted, 2011

Archival color print on canvas
26 × 30 in
66 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 50
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