Jean-François Lacalmontie


In his works, Lacalmontie shows us large white backgrounds bordered by a black frame in which black drawings are entangled. Here and there, collages are integrated, a colored bird in origami, a blue sky, a cloud. Lacalmontie’s creative process is methodical. In a number of notebooks, the artist lets his imagination run wild on the pages. Through an automatic process, he lets himself wander and draws all sorts of figures springing from his “inner universe”. This state of fantasy then gives way to the selection of certain “objects” which will then be cut out, enlarged, projected and finally transposed onto the canvas. Jean-François Lacalmontie is a painter of vibration, without any sign of pathos or immediacy. His works are ideas that he grasps, that offer us a singular diving experience. Each painting is of a very mastered elegance, which troubles and leaves us on the lookout.


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    Jean-François Lacalmontie


    6 September 2023 – 29 March 2024 06.09.2023 – 29.03.2024
    The Merode, Place Poelaert 6, 1000 Brussels

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