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.

More info:  Instagram (h/t)

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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. .

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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
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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
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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!

Sop Hie
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3 years ago

had to scroll up to see what the fuss was about...ohmy

Ojberretta Berretta
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3 years ago

do that with a muslim cleric do you dare?? we christian can laugh we have humor and can forgive now cmon do the same with a muslim cleric if he does he has balls if not its suspicious

Ojberretta Berretta
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3 years ago

couldnt do the same with the religion of peace

Miss MonMon
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3 years ago

Saw a choir boy?

Bob Sacamento
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3 years ago

Don’t trust anyone.

Kymberli Rose
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3 years ago

Where’s the little boys?

Community Member
3 years ago

I think he's saying that even the pope and other highly viewed religious people are just regular people at the end of the day. They still experience everything everyone else does, including arousal.

Kaiden Coughlin
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3 years ago

that's a sweet idea but this is a hit at how they sexually assault alter boys, and how they are just as corrupt as others sometimes

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Desarae Polski
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3 years ago

Enough with the slams against the church! Any group that has humans will have corruption. Doesn't mean the church as a whole should be criticized and beaten for the crimes of others! It's just the same as hating all muslims for the terrorists. Who do you think takes care of the people society has condemned in non profit charities and groups? I don't know what drives people to make these insulting images- but they must be very hurt people searching for personal truths.

Nyx Lycoris
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3 years ago

The fact the catholic church has multiple child molesters and protects them instead of the victims. The fact that the catholic church thinks that in the event of an endoscopic pregnancy the mother should just be left to die. The fact that the catholic church tried to stop a girl scout from abolishing a law saying children can be married off to an adult with the child's parents's consent because "it would mess with tradition". If we follow your train of thought to the end of the tracts, we reach the conclusion that all laws should be abolished and anyone can do whatever the fuck they want because we're all corrupt and therefore no one has the right to hold anyone to a standard of civilized behavior.

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Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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3 years ago

oh man!!!!

arthur lindsay coker
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3 years ago

It's the aim of the church to rape the mind

Sh1nsengum1 KondouIsao
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3 years ago

Even though this has happened in the past, I still think this is a little bit offensive...

Master Markus
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3 years ago

To paraphrase Tim Minchin, if this bothers you, maybe consider that the way that the church protects child rapists is a lot worse than insulting said people.

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Only human, don't think that same thing could happen to God, or could it?

Maggie Crooks
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes, they are only human, and they have so many restrictions to follow that sometimes one will slip up. It's sad that these ones have access to little boys, but it's life right now. Changes have been made, but there are always loopholes and superiors willing to look the other way. Who watches the watchers?

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Renee C Radclyffe
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3 years ago

While they can still “touch”, they’re still untouchable!!!!!

Jayne Naylon
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3 years ago

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F'n perv !

prothughuntre
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3 years ago

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Never insult the religions. Religions do nothing wrong. It's the people like you who interpret it in wrong way.

Master Markus
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3 years ago

Is it comfortable living under a rock?

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Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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3 years ago

Mailman? LOL

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Zinti
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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3 years ago

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

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Misterscooter
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3 years ago

I feel like those tats should be red and green.

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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
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3 years ago

Unanswered questions???????

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CozaEVE
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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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