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Jules de Balincourt: “They Cast Long Shadows” at Victoria Miro, London

Jules de Balincourt, "Troubled Eden," 2017. Oil on panel, 122 x 112.8 cm.
(Courtesy: Victoria Miro)

The latest thoughtful paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Jules de Balincourt are currently being displayed in London. The solo exhibition is titled “They Cast Long Shadows” and is being presented by the Victoria Miro gallery. The London venue will host de Balincourt’s works until March 24, 2018.

Jules de Balincourt continues an intuitive approach to image making in these quiet, reflective, and mysterious new paintings, where the world we inhabit is filtered through the artist’s own psychological landscape. Everywhere, dreamlike distortions and disconcerting shifts in scale create a sense of eeriness and imbalance, suggestive of a world in flux. Yet, undeniable too, is a sense of optimism, a persistence of spirit, or a suggestion of how things might be different, with a collective leap of imagination or if power was held in other hands. Rich in color and technique, de Balincourt’s work is a bountiful confluence of reality and fantasy, where references to society, politics, or popular culture are never less than equaled by free association and painterly invention. Shaped by intuition, imagination, and memory, imagery emerges through an intuitive dance.

The exhibition is on view through March 24, 2018 at Victoria Miro, London, Mayfair, 14 St George Street, London W1S 1FE, UK.

For more details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/victoria-miro-gallery/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.