Jonas Callaert loves taking risks, his philosophy is that you have to be able to destroy a good work to make it better. Painting for him incorporates the element of surprise: he never once made a painting exactly how he envisioned it. Jonas will always start, restart, overpaint, cut it out again.
As an artist you have to make so much choices in the studio. Destroy a lot to make something new that is more relevant or exciting. This way it's not the image but the painting itself that becomes the center of attention.
An important aspect of Jonas Callaerts work is the construction and deconstruction of paintings as objects. This means that the space itself where the paintings are present has a huge impact.
Come and sit at the ‘tableau vivant’ alongside paintings. The ‘Vitrine’ invites you to come inside and have a look beyond the window.