"Hi ! I'm Thomas Poirrié and I'm a 19yo skate-artist based in Lyon (FRANCE), using the name LugCustomBoard. I felt in love with the "skate-verse" a few years ago and dive deeper into it since.
Via my Custom'boards, I try to show the most artistic face of the skate, without distorting the shape or the essence of the board because I think that it has much more artistic potential than we think. I also try to share different subjects that inspire me, using every tools and technics that I can.
What I like the most in skate-art, is to not just draw on the board but to totally assume the fact that I'm working on a skateboard, to constrain the idea to the support (and somtimes the opposite). I try to create thaughtfull and inspired designs but the most important for me is the idea, the sparkling idea that build each of my Custom'boards giving them a signification and "honoring" the board !
My skates can be used as wall-decorations or as skatable decks and all have a wall-hooking system made with skate-screws and a bit of imagination. In addition to the boards, I recycle old skate decks to give them a new life under the shape of crafted objects or accessories such as jewels, clocks... .
I want to have the most local, humanitary, crafted and ecologic way of working so every artwork is hand-made, recycled materials are used, I provide myself in local shops and a part of my gain are given to different associations.
Throught my skates and with the Lug_customboard Project, I try new ideas, concepts and technics, to enrich the Skate-Art possibilities !"