Jules de Balincourt - Contemporary Artists

Internal Renovations

Internal Renovations The Saatchi Gallery
 

Jules de Balincourt

Internal Renovations

2006
Two panels, acrylic, oil and spray paint on panel

220 x 300cm

Jules De Balincourt’s Internal Renovations pokes sly fun at European political and economic structures. Portraying a continental landscape with postcard twee-ness, De Balincourt conceives this idealised slice of Bavariana as an interactive museum display. Reflecting a desperate preservation of post-war romanticism, De Balincourt’s village glistens with the false identity of nostalgia tourism. Transversed by speeding Euro-Rails, his picturesque scene sets up a metaphorical premonition of train wreck waiting to happen.
 
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