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 1 year ago

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

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DimChance Cariad 1 year ago

Hate Zoos. .

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alwright 1 year ago

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

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Renee C Radclyffe 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Linda Sayles-Chaney 1 year 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 1 year ago

#thoughtsandprayers

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Renee C Radclyffe 1 year ago

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

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Renee C Radclyffe 1 year 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 1 year ago

The starving artist.

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Sierra Hall 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Renee C Radclyffe 1 year ago

Sick sense of humor here! Pretty good!

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alwright 1 year ago

i like this one, the power of imagintion

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Yezid Puerto 1 year ago

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

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Renee C Radclyffe 1 year ago

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

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JJ 1 year ago

Time to upgrade those flip phones.

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alwright 1 year ago

the importance of hope

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Pandola 1 year ago

that's reality...

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Han Lu 1 year ago

working class woke up earlier than the sun for money

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Renee C Radclyffe 1 year ago

No humans allowed!!! Good idea!!!

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Wendy Woo 1 year 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 1 year ago

Mailman? LOL

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Zinti 1 year ago

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

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earringnut 1 year ago

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

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Renee C Radclyffe 1 year 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 1 year ago

Yeah. I feel this.

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htbq 1 year ago

his body is limited but his mind is endless.

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Renee C Radclyffe 1 year ago

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

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sunnyrei82 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Renee C Radclyffe 1 year ago

Welcome to France!!!

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htbq 1 year ago

Value

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Sivi 1 year ago

Click bait :o

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alwright 1 year ago

getting squashed by the big man

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Renee C Radclyffe 1 year ago

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

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Chocolate Quente e Biscoitos 1 year ago

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

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Renee C Radclyffe 1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

Ads are too sexualized these days

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1 year ago

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

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Misterscooter 1 year ago

I feel like those tats should be red and green.

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1 year 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 1 year ago

Unanswered questions???????

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CozaEVE 1 year 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 1 year ago

The anternet

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Renee C Radclyffe 1 year ago

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

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Igor Pismensky 1 year ago

Some people just aren't going anywhere in life.

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Clair Lestrange 1 year 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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