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.
We all have been drawing with a blue ballpoint pen at some point in our life. It may be at school or on the phone, but blue ballpoint pens have been an escape for bored people to let their mind wander for decades already.
French illustrator Kevin Lucbert is either very bored or very talented. I’d go for the latter. With detailed shapes, geometric constructions, and amazing blue shadows, the Berlin-based artist creates unusual art with a simple item.