Jules de Balincourt in his studio

Jules de Balincourt

Sumptuous crowds and landscapes on the cusp of abstraction.

"I can't just have anything-goes abstraction. I need a story, I need tension, I need a narrative."

Channeling intuition, Balincourt’s work is characterised by the interplay between abstract forms and figuration. Without using reference materials, Balincourt begins his canvases by sketching shapes and colour that move from his mind to his hand. Once the base of the painting has freely evolved, he adds clusters of figures that transform the abstraction into representation; pale pink ovals become...

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Jules de Balincourt was born in 1972 in Paris, France, and now lives and works in New York, USA.

At Auction

His painting Media Information Transmission Center was purchased for $265,000 USD at a Phillips auction in 2003.


Work featured in collections including the Brooklyn Museum, Saatchi Gallery and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto.

Collaborations with Jules de Balincourt