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Jules de Balincourt, New Arrivals, 2021, oil on panel, 78-3/4" × 65" × 2-1/2" (200 cm × 165.1 cm × 6.4 cm), Courtesy of the Artist © Jules de Balincourt

Jules de Balincourt

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Jules de Balincourt Portrait, 2021, Courtesy of the Artist

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b. Paris, 1972

Jules de Balincourt is known internationally for colorful, radiant paintings that meditate on the social, political, and cultural dynamics of an increasingly globalized world.

Born in Paris in 1972, Jules 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.

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Jules de Balincourt, Roots and Roofs, 2019, 60" x 70", Courtesy of the Artist © Jules de Balincourt

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Jules de Balincourt, They Each Had Their Lesson, 2020, 70" x 80", Courtesy of the Artist © Jules de Balincourt

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Jules de Balincourt, Those Who Wonder and Wander With The Water and Wind, 2019, 48" x 40", Courtesy of the Artist © Jules de Balincourt

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Jules de Balincourt, Dried Up, 2016, 70" x 60", Courtesy of the Artist © Jules de Balincourt

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Jules de Balincourt, Ex Pats Ticos and Gringos, 2015, 44" x 48", Courtesy of the Artist © Jules de Balincourt

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Jules de Balincourt, City Mountain And Sea People, 2020, 24" x 20", Courtesy of the Artist © Jules de Balincourt

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Jules de Balincourt, Idol Hands 2, 2012, 76" x 66", Courtesy of the Artist © Jules de Balincourt

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Jules de Balincourt, , 2014, 72" x 48", Courtesy of the Artist © Jules de Balincourt

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Jules de Balincourt, Looking For An Enlightened Cowboy, 2017, 20" x 24", Courtesy of the Artist © Jules de Balincourt