Lucas Beaufort starts his self presentation by sharing the following:
What to say when we have already said everything? I am Gemini, born in Cannes… I love life, good food, the night and the stories since my first day on Earth which was back in 1981. I love all types of pasta… and horror movies especially those of Sam Raimi and Wes Craven. I love Wednesdays because it’s the day I get my lunch box at my mother’s house. I like blue, green, yellow, red, white and purple. I love falling asleep on my cat while listening to Bowerbirds’ Hooves. I like running and sweating… I like standing in front of my wall and imagining what it could become if my wife let me do it. I like happy and sad people, broken mouths and virgin beauties, those who have a story to tell. I love melancholy, the strident notes and the feel of Faber Castell on my sheet… I like to come back from the office and make a detour through the concrete curves of Mandelieu… I like to sleep on my stomach and feel my feet out of bed. I like to go to bed late and get up late. I like lively discussions, slaps in the mouth, smiles that say a lot. I like bulldogs and beagles who snore. I like it all the more if they drool and make noises of washing machine…
Lucas Beaufort is a skateboard devoted artists. He paints and he says he has always been crazy about board graphics. “When I was a teenager I did not care about the brand I just wanted a nice graphic. I’m 32 years old now and I feel like 18 on my skateboard.”
The French illustrator draws intermingled creatures on walls, pieces of paper, clothes and all types of items. He also adds quirky doodles on the covers of famous skateboard magazines and collaborates with brands like Vans, Converse and Dakine. Lucas Beaufort loves to travel and collect skateboard magazines. He is nostalgic of the 90s and admits his art is closely related to this period.
<Photo credit: Viktor Bobchev>