The Lucas Beaufort Artist Interview
Chances are you have seen the work of Lucas Beaufort before. His paintings on top of snowboarding and skateboarding photographs have been generating a lot of likes on Instagram and Facebook. In this interview the French artist talks about how he got started in art, painting his nightmares, old snowboard videos, and his new work “The LB-Project”.
Name: Lucas Beaufort
Location: Cannes (France)
1.) How did you get started in art?
I started painting when I was 25 years old. It was quite late but I was focused on skateboarding back in the day. Now I do both and I feel more inspired than ever.
2.) What sparked the idea for this project?
I don't have a clue, It came from nowhere. You wake up one morning and you feel this need to clear your mind. I definitely feel better now.
3.) What do the characters mean?
My characters or monsters are actually a part of my old nightmares. It's weird but since I started painting my nightmares are gone.
4.) What are your favorite pieces you have done?
I had the chance to paint gigantic bowl in 48 hours (L'Epicentre). It was probably the hardest art project of my life but I'm proud of this one.
5.) How do you work?
I need to listen music while I'm creating. Right now I'm listening Dr Dog “The man who was wrong” or The Album Leaf “Over the pond”.
6.) Do you snowboard?
For sure! I only need an hour by car to reach cool resorts (Isola 2000 / Auron). I learned to snowboard watching “Subjekt Haakonsen” (1996). The good old days!
7.) Tell me about your new project.
I have just launch a European Art project called The LB Project (www.the-lbproject.com). The Idea behind it is to unite the European skateboard scene through art shows in Berlin, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and London (July 2014 / July 2015). I'm stoked to have the support from artists such as Michael Sieben, Jeremyville, Todd Bratrud, Jeremy Fish, Funeral French, Kid Creature, Chad Eaton, Mark Foster, Mike Kershnar, BB Bastidas.
8.) What artist do you look up to?
My inspiration is coming from everywhere : nature, my wife, my dog and people that I have the chance to meet.
9.) What do you want to do next?
I'm currently thinking about a second edition of The LB Project. It will travel in the US and I would like to bring together artists and photographers.