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Lucas Beaufort drawing new mural on wall

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FRENCH MURALIST LUCAS BEAUFORT PAINTS HIS THOUGHTS

Lucas Beaufort approaches painting the same way he skateboards – with energy, precision, and fearlessness. Traveling around the world to paint murals and skate rails, this French-born artist is always inspired by the cultures around him, creating scenes of abstract figures tangled in the hustle and bustle of a city. Some of these city-inspired murals can be seen at W Hotels around the world, from the tall walls of W Bangkok to the windows of W Los Angeles to designing elements of W Singapore… and many more to come in 2019.

 

We asked Beaufort to answer our questions in the ways he knows best – through his colorful, energetic, and ready-for-anything painting style.

Beaufort chilling in front of his WET Deck mural at W Koh Samui.
Beaufort chilling in front of his WET Deck mural at W Koh Samui.

WHAT ELEMENTS OF CULTURE INSPIRE YOU THE MOST?

Whatelementofnewcultureinspiresyouthemost: mural photo
I'm inspired by the skate culture. I've been skating since I was a little kid and still enjoy it now.

WHAT DO YOU DREAM ABOUT WHILE TRAVELING?

colorful painting by French muralist Lucas Beaufort
Not a day without dreaming of painting something new.

WHAT FUELS YOU?

Man standing in front of black and white mural
All the surfaces that can be painted. No limit to imagination.

WHERE OR WHAT CAN YOU NOT WAIT TO EXPLORE?

man peaking behind his colorful mural on a beach
The Maldives is a dream place that I cannot wait to visit again.

WHAT IS YOUR TRAVEL SPIRIT ANIMAL?

black and white photo of a man on a skateboard grinding a rail
Birds are always represented in my characters. They represent the freedom of going everywhere, anytime.
W sign being painted by lucas
Lucas painting W Kuala Lumpur's design-forward W sign.
W Koh Samui being made/painted by Lucas on a beach
Over at W Koh Samui Lucas's design is understated but bold.
W Bali mural
W Bali's Lucas mural is big and bright... just like the city around it!