Saturday, January 31, 2009

The art of Jules De Balincourt

I was introduced to the work of Jules De Balincourt through the Saatchi Gallery website. Being a huge fan of maps I was instantly drawn to his work. De Balincourt uses American maps reinvented for his own comical New World Order. States are represented by bright planes of color but without any real context. His maps have political intention and commentary. Some of the maps act as graphs for imaginary data of financial and political party affiliation. In the end, his visual sense is perfect. His color palette and compositions add to his story.

De Balincourt's art is pop art at its finest. His use of graphic design, maps and a strong point of view all makes for a perfect mix!

You can see his work here and here.

"United We Stood" 16" x 20"

"U.S. World Studies III" 60" x 72"

"U.S. World Studies II" 48" x 68"

"Valley Go Home" 8" x 8"

"Neil Young" 16" x 30"

"Huge Blowout Sale" 24" x 32"

"California Precontact" 47" x 37"

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