Kevin Lucbertis a French artist born in 1985 in Paris. Awarded a diploma in 2008 of the National School of Decorative Arts of Paris, he lives and works today between Berlin and Paris. Member of an artist collective, he participates regularly in performances, exhibitions and leads workshops of drawing. He also realizes drawings for the French press.
Everybody doodles sometimes, and the chances are that you do it with a Bic biro. Of course you do! After all, it IS the AK-47 of pens: it’s cheap, it never jams and it will keep on writing when the enemies’ pens have all run out of ink. Kevin Lucbert, however, uses the Bic biro to take doodling to a sublime new level.
The French illustrator creates drawings for the French Press, however for his own practice he lets loose his imagination in monochrome, creating physical impossibilities, dreamscapes and portals to other realities using the most humble of implements. Not only does he use the simple biro, but he predominantly uses its blue variant! The colour of exam papers, medical forms and loan applications, Lucbert seizes the ‘Bic blue’ back from tedium and uses it to bring his fantastical imaginings to life.
Like hyper-real paintings or 3D printed sculptures, it’s easy to hear
the words “biro art” and feel like shrugging and wandering off to look
at literally anything else instead. In this case, I think we can let it
slide, as Kevin Lucbert has blown our presumptuous minds apart with his
work this morning. That specific Bic colour of blue used in all of his
work reminds you of exams or filling in forms, so when it’s used to
portray doorways into parallel universes, suburban streets with a
mystical glimmer or a white-robed being strolling through an enchanted
nay dangerous forest, it’s something of a breath of fresh air. His ideas
aside, Kevin is also a spectacular draughtsman with a diploma from the
National School of Decorative Arts in Paris and in his spare time he
“realises drawings for the French Press.” What a guy. Txt via Itsnicethat