Laurent Carpentier

A painter “et caetera …” Under this laconic pseudonym hides indeed a complete and colorful artist: Louis-Laurent CARPENTIER was born under the sign of pencil, October 4, 1968 in Brussels. He followed artistic humanities at the Institut St-Luc, and completed his training at La Cambre and evening classes at L’Académine de Saint-Gilles. Subsequently, he became a specialist in computer color matching, collaborating on numerous series of successful comics: Agent 212, Cupid, Poje’s side, Ball Zero etc … In 1994, he creates “Lulu and Berlu”, whose absurd adventures in the form of strips are combined in an album published by Topgame. He makes countless illustrations, logos, websites, posters, leaflets … Not content to color the lives of others, In 2002, along with his job of illustrator – graphic designer, He decides to embark on painting. It is useless, considering the course of Laurent…, to wonder why his paintings are bathed in a colored universe, absurd, and populated by fabulous animals. It is a pure, realistic and almost scientific representation of the fantastic environment that makes its day. Moreover, it is with a disconcerting freshness and naturalness that he describes to us not without irony the world as it really is, but such that we are not (or more) capable of considering it. Among all these portraits, barely masked, are people like you and me, anonymous or famous, people who live today, here, and now. If you do not know them all, you come across them every morning. Simply, and it is an established fact, we are all a little “dull”. Enter, open the big mirettes, let you train … you will leave a little “gray”, but this time in the good sense of the word. Take a closer look, and perhaps at the turn of a painting, you will stop abruptly, frozen, paralyzed, speechless. And for good reason, you have just recognized yourself …