Karel Laenen (°1956, lives and works in a foster family in Geel, Belgium)
It is fantastic to explore the sugary world of Karel Laenen. Wonderful figures and their magnificent colours have an absorbing effect and bring a smile to people's faces.
The main ingredients in Laenen's work are his fascination for science and nature. However, the feast he creates exceeds even our wildest dreams.
Laenen uses his boundless fantasy and beloved colour pencils to create a whole new universe. The spaceships he creates take us from one planet to the other, while introducing us to their fascinating fauna & flora. However, his work also gives us a glimpse of local populations and their eating habits.