DRAN

Born in 1978 in Toulouse.
Live in Toulouse (FR).

Biography of Dran

Dran was born in 1979 in Toulouse. As a child, he copied images from comics; around the age of 13 he started expressing himself on walls. Then he attended the Fine Arts School in Toulouse, where his vision of art was different from his fellow students. Dran masters many techniques : graffiti, illustration, drawing, stencil, painting, silkscreen, and photography, which he combines in his works. He is a member of the Da Mental Vaporz crew (DMV) founded in 1999, consisting of Bom-K, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, ISO, Jaw, Kan, and Sowat & Lek.
Behind his deceptively simple and naive cartoon universe, Dran pictures our condition and political drifts, through many forms of dark humor. Dran: “Even though the children in my drawings don’t look like me, the way they play and escape through dreaming is what I’m all about.”

Exhibition dates of Dran

2009
Harrods Charity Event, Live Painting, London
Je t’aime, Gallery Nosco @ PE Gallery London
Gallery Nosco @ Apart London
Group show Open 13, Marseille
TV show Tandem, Fance 2
April Fools, Gallery Nosco, London

2008
Vapeurs urbaine, St Etienne
Maison Leclere
Solo, Montana Gallery, Barcelona

2007
Solo @ Mauvaise Réputation, Bordeaux
Group show, galerie GHP, Toulouse
Goup Show Casa de Cultura de Girona, Spain
« Humaniad Estafa » Solo GHP, galerie Toulouse

2006
Group Show « Reflex », Nantes

2005
Solo « Kraspek Misyk », Lyon
Solo « le Tryptique », Paris

Available artworks by Dran

Videos of Dran