AO on site: Opening of Jules de Balincourt “Worlds Together, Worlds Apart” at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac through July 2nd, 2011

June 27th, 2011

All images by Caroline Claisse for Art Observed.

AO was on site for the second exhibition of Jules de Balincourt, “Worlds Together, Worlds Apart ” at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris.  The opening began with a private talk given by art critics Nicolas Bourriaud (best known for his seminal book “Relational Aesthetics”) and Judith Benhamou-Huet, and focused on de Balincourt’s influences and ways of processing. The New York based artist explained his recent work, which moves between abstraction and figuration, and compared it to a “big zapping.” Jules de Balincourt worked 6 months on the set of paintings, which were created specifically for this show.

Jules de Balincourt

More images after the jump…

Nicolas Bourriaud, French curator and art critic.

Nicolas Bourriaud, artist Jules de Balincourt and Judith Benhamou-Huet

Gallerist Thaddaeus Ropac and Jules de Balincourt

Unspecific Things in Specific Spaces, (2011)

When’s My Home Leave, (2011)

Neither Day or Night, (2011)

Untitled (Merging Kissers), (2011)

Bang Big, (2011)

Right: Untitled (Quilt Painting), (2011)

Boat People, (2011)

Manscape, (2011)

Boys’ Club, (2011)

Homer, Hopper and Manet with Indian Copilot and Child, (2011)

Related Links:

Exhibition Page [Galerie Thaddeus Ropac]
Altermodern: A Conversation with Nicolas Bourriaud [Art in America]