The street artist Dran, born in Toulouse in 1979, is frequently called The French Banksy. These two artists share a critical view of society, power figures and are not afraid to expose their beliefs publicly.

"My father wanted me to work with him in construction, but since my arms are too thin to hold a hammer, I dedicated myself to the drawing," said the artist.

Dran mainly creates paintings, drawings and graffiti art all over France. With his art, he addresses important current issues such as the powers of the authority, sexual harassment, internet addiction, exaggerated media and many more.

Take a look at some of his incredible works and vote for the most powerful ones.

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Renee C Radclyffe
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3 years ago

Is a bit ironic...we use paper (from downed trees) to pass out “save our forests” flyers!!!

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DimChance Cariad
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3 years ago

Hate Zoos. .

Anna Sheridan
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3 years ago

I have thought this but I realised so many animals would be extinct if it wasn't for zoos. Sadly they are safer there than in the wild much of the time, even though they don't have life they should. We have to remember all the good conservation and educational work zoos have done too.

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Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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3 years ago

Role reversal

Kinga Kiss
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3 years ago

Reverse of the point of view...

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S.
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3 years ago

Forests and zoos are being polluted, thus zoos are saving a lot of animals from extinction. But again, zoos should make them feel safe and at home, not feel imprisoned, isolated and sad. I agree, they deserve to be out in the wild. But extinction and all that. If environmental pollution could be reduced, and if zoos could be more better for the animals, then the animals could be happier.

S.
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3 years ago

I meant forests and seas. Dammit.

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Mary Pack
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3 years ago

Maybe the Chimp is analyzing the human animal because it is in denial of it's circumstances. What is a cage? Something you cannot escape from(perimeters) etc. Earth is the Cage.

Mary Pack
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3 years ago

Maybe the Chimp considers the cage his home . Look at the pictures on his wall. He sees the human animals in the cage?

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Mohamed Alkaabi
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3 years ago

I see a kid who don't bother to pass a half of the banana to the monkey as what typically done from the visitors of the zoo. Is he is trying to tease him intentionally? The monkey is triple oppressed, don't you agree? He is in a very small prison that don't fit his natural capacity. The tree is cut, the ultimate entertainment for him. His drawings are expressing family! And he is alone!?. I think he was born in this prison, and his parents are no longer with him somehow, maybe died. Becasue his drawings illustrate the prison bars before him! strange. Its like he never looked at his place from outside. It would be very selfish of you if you argued that this is for the environment and to avoid extinction of theses species. Well if its for his own good, why he look so depressed? He supposed to be happy. Open the door and see if he would stay or just get the hell our of there.

Amy Burdewik
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3 years ago

It really is just a matter of perspective...

Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

Yes, we are the monkeys.

arthur lindsay coker
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3 years ago

the reversal of the species

Kjorn
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3 years ago

looks like Gainsbourg :-)

Muhammad Irvani
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3 years ago

Perspektive

Petra Marczis
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3 years ago

it's brilliant!

Dave Axe
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3 years ago

Only if monkeys were that intelligent. Oh wait, I think they are!

Hamdhaan Hassan
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3 years ago

is it just me or the little guy looks like Donald trump

Gayle Bynum Cardosa
Community Member
3 years ago

seems like the only thing missing here is an electronic device in the child's hand. The evolution of idiocracy.

Linda Gulley
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3 years ago

From the same "artist" whining about trees in the first entry. There's your irony.

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Pearlkp
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3 years ago

All his drawings have the cage bars on them.

cyberbird
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3 years ago

The cage doesn't seem enough to protect clever painter Mr. Chimp; judging from the many cigarette butts on the floor, it's safe to put a smoke free perimeter so he can be secured from lung cancer.

Christina Ciccarelli
Community Member
3 years ago

I met a monkey in a zoo once in this exact situation. We had a silent conversation about how much I thought it sucked that he had to be in there, and he agreed with me wholeheartedly. I think about him from time to time, and I hope they stop this horrible practice.

Jessica Newman
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3 years ago

like the buddha

Niño Catubig
Community Member
3 years ago

#Intellectual

katt
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3 years ago

(Chimp in Cage...) I call these, "My Room With a View" series. And this one here... "As I See It".

Eamonn Anderson
Community Member
3 years ago

zoos fucking suck

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG! #TRUTH We have ABSOLUTELY no need for zoos anymore!! The ONLY reason for keeping ANY wild animals in some kind of VERY LARGE captive situation is if their numbers have SO dwindled their breeding could be assisted and the animals bred, then set free!!

Luca
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd rather have more public sanctuaries, or zoos only for injured animals that can't live in the world.

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Tailsdollmaker/TDM
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3 years ago

HAAAA HAAA XD

Renee C Radclyffe
Community Member
3 years ago

We should put people in the zoo. Let the animals free!!!!

Master Markus
Community Member
3 years ago

Well... that sounds counter-productive for a few reasons. Put the current animals into care facilities (many cannot survive in the wild after being dependent on humans) and imprison people who take animals from the wild, that's what I think.

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alwright
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3 years ago

this one is sweet, it conveys the power of imagination in times of isolation

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Renee C Radclyffe
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3 years ago

This is incredible. I feel this is how the elderly are seen and treated. Just keep giving them more and more pills!!! !!

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Hari Onago
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3 years ago

I had a teacher who would shout at me "WALK WITH YOUR BACK STRAIGHT" every time I arrived at school, in front of everyone. I was a shy, skinny kid and we were forced to carry a bag full of books from and back to school almost everyday because every teacher had homework for us. One day I became so enraged, I screamed back at him: "DO YOU WANT TO HOLD MY BAG, SEE HOW MUCH IT WEIGHTS? MAYBE YOU CAN CARRY IT FOR ME!" Not only did I not get scolded, he did not bother me anymore. We had so much homework and zero free time after class, and all the weight they put on our backs… It's not healthy for the kids. This illustration is so accurate, sure brought back memories :)

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Renee C Radclyffe
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3 years ago

The homeless are invisible............

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Linda Sayles-Chaney
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3 years ago

Loss of freedom to express....again true and sad. Must be diligent to protect our freedoms!

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Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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3 years ago

#thoughtsandprayers

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Renee C Radclyffe
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3 years ago

24/7 whether men or self righteous women want to believe it or not!!!!

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Renee C Radclyffe
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3 years ago

This is sad, because one day, this will Be True. Children will not know what real animals look like!!!

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Misterscooter
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3 years ago

The starving artist.

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Sierra Hall
Community Member
3 years ago

Not trying to be controversial but sometimes we need those little outs to be able to survive. Yes, it's important to know the state of our world, but you also need the little things to make you happy. If we constantly focus on the negative and the horrible things, depression will start kicking in. It's the sanity in the insane.

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Linda Sayles-Chaney
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3 years ago

Yup, the drive to survive in this world. Sad.

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Renee C Radclyffe
Community Member
3 years ago

Sick sense of humor here! Pretty good!

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alwright
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3 years ago

i like this one, the power of imagintion

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Yezid Puerto
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3 years ago

uffffff............ fuck,.............. so accurate :(

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Renee C Radclyffe
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3 years ago

Hopefully, the Earth will destroy us before we destroy it!! !!

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JJ
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3 years ago

Time to upgrade those flip phones.

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alwright
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3 years ago

the importance of hope

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Pandola
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3 years ago

that's reality...

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Han Lu
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3 years ago

working class woke up earlier than the sun for money

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Renee C Radclyffe
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3 years ago

No humans allowed!!! Good idea!!!

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Wendy Woo
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3 years ago

Sometimes the people you trust the most are the best at being predators...evil in disguise! Can be clergy...can be boy scout leader. Can even be your friend!

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Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
Community Member
3 years ago

Mailman? LOL

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Zinti
Community Member
3 years ago

When you already know you're a piece of shit and you're okay with it.

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earringnut
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3 years ago

playing war is far different than being in the middle of a war.

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Renee C Radclyffe
Community Member
3 years ago

This happens, all too often. Here, the Black man is trying to cover up graffiti, and it’s immediately assumed he’s doing something wrong!

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Misterscooter
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3 years ago

Yeah. I feel this.

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htbq
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3 years ago

his body is limited but his mind is endless.

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Renee C Radclyffe
Community Member
3 years ago

The world is not just black and white. This needs to change

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sunnyrei82
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3 years ago

I don't think the point of this illustration is that he's "wasting" his job time on art, or that art is not needed..... but that there are so many talented people who cannot pay for proper education that can boost their talent, and their needs are so many that they have to just put their talent aside and "get a job to pay the rent".

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Galeanthropy2017
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3 years ago

Test dummy child? Maybe the couple's first child to raise.

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Renee C Radclyffe
Community Member
3 years ago

Welcome to France!!!

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htbq
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3 years ago

Value

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Sivi
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3 years ago

Click bait :o

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alwright
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3 years ago

getting squashed by the big man

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Renee C Radclyffe
Community Member
3 years ago

The cd is going extinct as well. Just a flash drive is all you need..

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Chocolate Quente e Biscoitos
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3 years ago

There's no need for that, actually. Both can totally coexist in peace

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Renee C Radclyffe
Community Member
3 years ago

This is why I don’t like to eat out!!!

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3 years ago

Ads are too sexualized these days

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Community Member
3 years ago

Take me anywhere that's better and happier than this place

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Misterscooter
Community Member
3 years ago

I feel like those tats should be red and green.

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Community Member
3 years ago

I'm from NY and I can completely relate! I honestly HATE it here and feel like most New Yorkers do. But we constantly pretend we love it here and like it's the greatest place in the U.S.A.

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Renee C Radclyffe
Community Member
3 years ago

Unanswered questions???????

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CozaEVE
Community Member
3 years ago

Who dares to paint the vulgar paint the royal flower bed for painting my roses red someone will lose his head

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Star
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3 years ago

The anternet

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Renee C Radclyffe
Community Member
3 years ago

...Unless it’s a piece of art work.....

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Igor Pismensky
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3 years ago

Some people just aren't going anywhere in life.

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Clair Lestrange
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3 years ago

I think its about how we all have a happy face in the public, just like Tthe Clown's mask, and it all is just substained in things bought with money - e.g. the cocaine

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