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Spreading his art in Lisbon, Hugo creates happy characters and stories with pens, brushes and bright colors. When he’s not busy painting and trying new techniques, he enjoys the beauty of simple little things: a glass of good wine, a coffee or an evening with friends.  Meet an artist inspired by Luke Skywalker and Pablo Picasso – Hugo Lucas!

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Hugo Lucas posing in front of his mural

What’s your name?
Hugo Lucas

What’s the name you always wanted to have?
I think George Lucas could be a good choice.

Where are you based?
Lisbon, Portugal

What should we know about your art?
Well… First of all I think everyone should draw their own conclusions when looking at my work. But I would say that being an illustrator or urban artist, my art is fun and inspired by a universe where reality and imagination are in constant symbiosis

What’s the background image on your phone?
My wedding invitation.

When was the last time you tried something new, and what was it?
Hum… I always try to add something new to the work I do, from ideas to materials. My last experiences have been to try painting on wood… And I even think I have discovered some hidden talent for carpentry.

What is beauty for you?
An unexpected trait, a song, a glass of red wine, some friends. Beauty is in the little things of life.

What gets you up in the morning?
The damn alarm clock and a good coffee.

Which language would you like to be able to speak?
Balinese.

What is it that you cannot get enough of?
Paint, paint and paint a bit more.

Who is your favorite person in your life?
It’s impossible to only choose one. My two favorites are my son Miguel and Catarina, my wife.

What would you like to be better at?
Time management… I don’t know what’s happening but it’s running faster than me.

What are you scared of?
Not having enough time to do all the things I want.

Who do you call most often?
Catarina.

Which moment changed everything?
When I became a father.

If you could be someone else who would it be?
A mix of Pablo Picasso, Paula Rego and Luke Skywalker.

Describe yourself in three words: 
Curious, attentive and generous.
hugo lucas mural in lisbon
Hugo Lucas’ mural on a house in Lisbon