Belles et Buth is a 27 year old artist at l’Encrerie, an illustrator and tattoo artist of a new era. He draws his inspiration from skateboarding, surfing and movies from the ‘80s. He studied medicine at the University of Paris Descartes which increased his passion for anatomy and biology. Afterwards he studied graphic design for two years, where he combined all the different skills he had acquired through his studies to create his distinctive style. Always willing to develop himself, sharing his work, he finally decided to apply himself to demography so he could bring his drawings to life through tattoos that become creatures, reflecting the soul of the person who has it on them. Belles et Buth is a messenger.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
I would describe my style as black, raw and it can range from being extremely detailed or very simple.
WHAT DOES “OFF THE WALL” MEAN TO YOU?
For me “Off the Wall” means freedom and not giving a shit.
WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN INSPIRATIONS?
My main inspirations range from painters such as Francesco Goya and Salvador Dali to Illustrators like Gustave Doré.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PAIR OF VANS?
The first pair of Vans I ever had were the blue authentic Vans from the film Lords of Dogtown.
WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE REACTIONS TO YOUR WORK?
One of my favourite reactions to my work was from my friend’s ex girlfriend, she asked me “Why do you draw monsters all the time?”
IF YOU COULD DO A COLLABORATIVE PIECE WITH ANY ARTIST, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE?
If I could collaborate with anybody it would be Ron Mueck, I would like to be able to paint on sculptures.
WHAT ARE SOME FAVORITE WORKS YOU’VE CREATED?
Some of my favourite works I’ve created are my old sketch books I used to draw in while in the metro.
WHAT THINGS DO YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR 2017/2018?
For 2017/ 2018 I plan to go to California with my friends from l’Encrerie, expand my work with raw materials like wood or metal, draw more, tattoo more, travel more and eat more pizza.