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.
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)
Untitled (Merging Kissers), (2011)
Right: Untitled (Quilt Painting), (2011)
Homer, Hopper and Manet with Indian Copilot and Child, (2011)
Exhibition Page [Galerie Thaddeus Ropac]
Altermodern: A Conversation with Nicolas Bourriaud [Art in America]