Returning to London after four years, the elusive French artist Dran launched a new solo show in London that was presented in Mayfair for a week with Doretdesang.
Dran, from Toulouse, well known for his darkly comic artwork took over the gallery space and presented his illustrations on different mediums including paintings, woodwork, books, and posters. While the show was running Dran painted inside of one of the gallery space as well from walls to ceiling, eventually covering every surface.
If you looked opposite to this space there was a door entrance marked ‘Underground’ leading to a small room where a large vertical painting was on view. The very detailed artwork takes us underground in the artery of the city where you can see moles and mice busy listening to music, reading hip hop mags, and drawing or spray painting.
People came back to visit several times the space as some of the works presented were certainly in numbers but above all so detailed that you could easily miss one.
On the last day of the exhibition fans came along for a book signing session in presence of the artist. Each fans left the event with a bespoke drawing. With his latest London show the artist certainly gave his take on today’s world through his work. Have a look at some of the artworks on display.