The paintings of Jules de Balincourt explore both public and private spaces, reflect a constantly changing environment—both physically and psychologically—and evoke both utopian and dystopian ideals. In the works that brought him fame, De Balincourt took on systems of power and influence from an outsider’s perspective, highlighting injustices and hypocrisies while maintaining a playful commitment to the myths that serve as the foundation for both individual and societal identity.
In his renderings of fanciful, psychologically charged landscapes, Jules de Balincourt combines classical oil painting with stencilling, masking, spray-painting, and other “low” methods. De Balincourt creates surreal tableaus with a style that combines aspects of Pop, folk, abstract, and figurative art, frequently placing faceless characters in beautiful landscapes and urban settings. De Balincourt has also painted portraits, and lone cowboys are a recurring theme in his work.