With a board under his feet since he was 14 years old, Romain Hurdequint discovers through skateboarding graphics, a passion for art. In 2011, he decided to document in a blog all the artistic potential that skateboard offers. Ten years later, THE DAILY BOARD is still read by several thousands of visitors every month and has become a reference. In 2018, Romain undertook the writing of an anthology entitled Skate Art: From the Object to the Artwork, published by Cercle d'Art. This anthology is found distributed all over the world, including in the prestigious museums of New York, the MOMA and the MET. Committed to democratizing this new art to the general public, Romain organized several exhibitions in Lyon and Bordeaux. First Inking Board, for which he invited tattoo artists to cut the skin to paint on a diptych of skateboards, then Spraying Board, where street art meets skateboard. For both concepts, the entrepreneur provides the mediums with their wall hangings. The whole thing is branded Tigerclaw Supplies, a new brand on the skateboard scene of which he is the co-founder. Rom av J.C is the artistic alter ego of Romain Hurdequint.
Armed with spray cans, acrylic, Posca or clay, he reinvents the representations of ancient leisure activities. Placing the skateboard at the heart of gladiatorial combat or the first events of the Olympic Games, the artist rewrites the history of this discipline. Shaped like jars with Greco-Roman motifs, the boards bear witness to the practice of skateboarding at a time when the city of Lyon was known as Lugdunum.