27 April 2015 Video of paintings Ulrich de Balbian

27 April 2015 Video of paintings Ulrich de Balbian

a few words on my own work..
lost in and drifting unrestricted in, with and as time and space, while at the same time being totally
concrete, realistic and human, all too human…
These images echo the great modern tradition that pictures or depicts motion, energy and flux.
“Energy and motion made visible – memories arrested in space,” as Jackson Pollock said…
My paintings .. they bring out one of the most startling things about visual art:
the sense it is still in motion even when it has stopped;
the feel of paint being liquid long after it has dried.
It is as if art, religion/spirituality and all belief systems, philosophy and science –
all human, socio-cultural practices and emotions, life, death, suffering, bliss, happiness and joy, come together
in all these attempts to suspend moments of energy … the splashy, fluid, stilled moments they wanted to record..
exploration and dynamic expansion, the actual flux of the act of painting are represented, caught in the eternal moment,
eternity, the universal, the reality of many universes (multiverses) are caught – the original, the initial,
the first moment of Creation (caught in the Creation myth of Genesis),
an endless big bang is caught in and outside time, both in time and space and at the same time transcending them
– the eternal now moment of the mystics, all creatives, composers, artists, scientists,philosophers, where beauty or the ideal of
beauty and truth are one, merely two sides of the same coin (viewed in terms of aesthetics or in terms of truth), although being
absolutely concrete, in a certain place, a specific time and space, but going beyond all restrictions of time and space that
human notions, concepts and ideas are limited by and imposed on all our perceptions, attitudes, behaviour and emotions, and in this
sense transcends time and space, motion and energy are caught, while allowed to remain free and at the same time
arrested and made visible.
This is, sums up and represents my mind set, my frame of reference, my unlimited spirit, my life worlds, multiverses (or multi-
dimensional universes), realities, my consciousness, the manner in which my mind and being function and exists and my life,
both in this life and world and in the ‘next’ or all lives and worlds. I am my art, my art is me, I conceive her, give birth
to her and educate her, often in an unfriendly, hostile, violent, one-dimensional, materialistic world.

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Ulrich de Balbian whose work continues to stretch the boundaries of abstract art.
actively engages in a reductivist approach to painting by limiting his gestures to individual physical actions that intertwine with each other across the canvas. The artist perceives his work as discovery process in which in which he learns by deconstructing the surface of the painting.
His works deal with mistakes that are displaced, re-appropriated and reconfigured in order to explore the archeology of painting and the notion of failure as a guiding conceptual model.
The raw works on canvas flow with an indulgence akin to literary free association, run-on sentences and improper punctuation, but always succeed in telling a complete story.
The founder of abstraction Wassily Kandinsky advocated for a non-objective art that would not merely represent the world but turn inside the mind to express subjective experiences. Having learnt music before painting, the Russian painter and theorist aspired to transfer the unmediated power of sound to the creation of an emotional visuality. His expression ‘Each colour lives by its mysterious life’ constitutes one of the core strategies of his personal path in painting. Furthermore, his was a fundamental contribution to the perception of the art experience, closer to the spiritual than to intellectual engagement.

Such is the experience proposed by Ulrich de Balbian. Employing pencil, spray and oil paint, the physical actions that the artist executes in front of his large canvases create an abstract pictorial universe that allows colour and form to live by their own mystery. Furthermore, as if to enhance the sense of submission of the will in the process of painting, he incorporates mistakes as potential points of departure of further visual configurations. The evolution of his lyrical abstract images is thus determined by chance and an instinctive trust of the energy contained in physical motion and failure. The result is an ensemble of subtle planes and lines sketched in primary colours surrounded by gestural pencil drawn paths that suggest natural forms such as faces, raindrops or body parts. The interaction of these elements with the white and  any background renders a meditative space where calligraphic scrawling is punctuated by tiny furtive fires emitting their incandescence.
Avoiding the preconceived compositional drive that generally rules the painting act, the artist lets his body become the primary vehicle for an automatic writing of sorts, where the images are generated as in a chance-based exquisite corpse. hi9 hi15a ht961 ht985 hi3 hi4 hi5

12 minutes video of paintings Ulrich de Balbian https://youtu.be/sCJ473drri0

12 minutes video of paintings Ulrich de Balbian

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Be ahead of all parting
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Part Two, Sonnet XIII

Be ahead of all parting, as if it had already happened.
like winter, which even now is passing.
For beneath the winter is a winter so endless
that to survive it at all is a triumph of the heart.

Be forever dead in Eurydice, and climb back singing.
Climb praying as you return to connection.
Here among the disappearing, in the realm of the transient,
be a ringing glass that shatters as it rings.

Be. And, at the same time, know what it is not to be.
The non-being inside you allows you to vibrate
in full resonance with your world. Use it for once.

To all that has run its course, and to the vast unsayable
numbers of beings abounding in Nature,
add yourself gladly, and cancel the cost.

2 minute video of work Ulrich de balbian 26.4.2015

Be ahead of all parting, as if it had already happened,
like winter, which even now is passing.
For beneath the winter is a winter so endless
that to survive it at all is a triumph of the heart.

Be forever dead in Eurydice, and climb back singing.
Climb praising as you return to connection.
Here among the disappearing, in the realm of the transient,
be a ringing glass that shatters as it rings.

Be. And know as well the need to not be:
let that ground of all that changes
bring you to completion now.

To all that has run its course, and to the vast unsayable
numbers of beings abounding in Nature,
add yourself gladly, and cancel the cost.

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Free from death. We alone see that.
For the animals, their death is, as it were, completed.
What’s ahead is ‘God’. And when they move,
they move in timelessness, as fountains do.

Never, not for a single day, do we let
the space before us be so unbounded
that the blooming of one flower is forever.
We are always making it into a world
and never letting it be nothing: the pure,
the unconstructed, which we breathe
and endlessly know, and need not crave

never constrain the moment,

all the moments that are life, living,

never merely make them into restrained moments – a world,

let them just be moments, free, pure, no-thing…..

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exhibiting opportunity in NEW YORK

Dear Ulrich,

I am the manager who oversees PAF NY OPEN. I would like to know if an
exhibiting opportunity might interest you? I hope you don’t mind, I got your
contact originally on Art Selector website.

The next edition takes place at Gallery69 in New York, November 20th – 21st.
I’ve included video diaries from the opening days and private views from our London (UK)
event so you can get a general feel for our work:

https://uk.pinterest.com/ParallaxArtFair/parallax-art-fair-12-february-2015/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7_xeq4_R2U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuApMZ6OC14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE54rYLtn2o#t=45

The New York edition has been designed especially for Manhattan in order
to keep booth costs down for artists in a city that can be incredibly expensive
for space. The largest individual sale made by an exhibitor in our London event has
been 7000 GDP (10,600 USD). There is no commission taken from your sales
and the only charge is the fee to hire display space.
You can find further information about sizes, costs and floor maps on the application
form. Images only need to be representative and not final pieces.

November 2015 application:
<http://www.parallaxaf.co/july.html>
<http://www.parallaxaf.co/july.html>

http://www.parallaxaf.com/nycapplication.html

If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Lastly, there is a Facebook and Twitter group you
might like to join.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Parallax-Art-Fair/122785194457908

Thanks for your time and I look forward to viewing examples
of your work.

The deadline for applications is May 8th 2015.

All best,

John Travis

PAF NY OPEN
New York
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call for artists – Paris

Galerie Métanoïa, near the Centre Pompidou in the heart of Paris, is calling for artists to submit their small-scale creations on paper or canvas (works up to 22cm x 16cm or 8.6 in. x 6.3 in.) for an exhibition and juried competition entitled A Single Grain of Rice – 3rd Edition.

The show will last 3 weeks, December 19, 2015 – January 9, 2016, and invites the public to rediscover the world through a kaleidoscope of carefully selected, small format artworks presented in an enticing way.

This competition will grant four awards, announced during the exhibition:

METANOIA PRIZE

A € 1000 purchase award for the winning artist or the prize winner will be offered one week of exhibition at the gallery.

MONTE DEI FIORI PRIZE

The eight artists who receive the most votes from the jury will be offered their own group exhibition within the Monte dei Fiori Collective.

LE GÉANT DES BEAUX-ARTS PRIZE

LE GÉANT DES BEAUX-ARTS, N°1 Art Materials Supplier in France, will award a prize worth € 500 in vouchers to their designated recipient.

GREAT ART PRIZE

GREAT ART, N°1 Art Materials Supplier in the U.K., will award a prize worth € 500 in vouchers to their designated recipient.

Deadline for entries: August 1, 2015

Further information: http://unseulgrainderiz.fr/en/

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