Art & Comics Exhibition

Underground Cyberpunk, Sci-fi, Surreal Art & Comics Exhibition

Oval Room & Foyer – All day Friday and Saturday – No Tickets Required

Simon Lejeune aka Haedre                                                 Artist, painter, illustrator and comic author

Strongly influenced by science-fiction masters like H.R. Giger, Moebius, Bilal and many more, Simon Lejeune aka Haedre deals with anticipation of thematics like space travel, artificial intelligence, virtual realities and ultimately, the border of what it is to be human.

Although his art focuses on the future and technology, he only use traditional techniques in drawing, a combination of watercolor and ink. Besides the retro look it gives to his creations, the physical experience of painting on paper is also a deliberate form of opposition against the current, technology induced, speeding up of time which has also penetrated the art world.

Haedre has been working as a freelancer since 2004 and is commissioned for different purposes, including concept art for virtual reality games, music record covers and advertising material. The main focus in recent years has been the creation of graphic-novels which were successfully self-published. He exhibited at many international events, ranging from group and solo shows to comic conventions and art fairs. Some of his artworks are published in the book “Biomech Art: Surrealism, Cyborgs and Alien Universes” which gives an overview over the most notable artists in the genre called “Biomechanical Art”.