Jerry Calote created a parallel body of work during the initial years he spent in Switzerland that was experimental and a departure from the style of painting he had been producing up until 1986 and the “new” surrealism he was producing in Europe. In his adopted environment he felt open to take risks and play outside of his visual and technical comfort zone. He ventured into 3D art that combined sculptural concepts with painting simultaneously.
“Finding his way” into a modern form of art, he participated with fellow artists in several European abstract and post modern exhibitions. These creations retained the archetypes, narrative ideas, and the black humor that is common in the artist’s work. The results provided him with a confidence to continue to develop art in this direction and a platform to build upon.