Review: Dran, “My Everyday Life”

26 Nov ’10

My Everyday Life by Dran is really a seperate show from Marks and Stencils which is why it is getting our undivided attention here.  Dran is a street artists who hails from Toulouse, South West France.  His show “My Everyday Life” features sculptural installations, paintings and street art.  The installation’s main character is Scribouille, a homeless puppet whose life is devoted to nothing but creating art.  Moving from sketchbooks to cardboard boxes, to large scale canvas and installation work, Dran is one the most exciting street artists out there at the moment.

To accompany the main off-site installation, Pictures on Walls is also, as part of the My Every Day Life show presenting a range of limited edition prints, including one hundred silk-screened scenes, each individually customised by the artist to spectacular effect. The print show, entitled “I Have Chalks” takes place at the gallery in east London, from 2 December.

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Downstairs to the show:

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Dran’s carboard box illustrations are a highlight of the show:

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Dran is selling postcards for 50p.  People can then draw on them and stick them on wall. The best, as judged by Dran, wins a print (some entries had more artistic merit than others).

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Nice canvases by Dran:

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An irreverent take on TinTin:

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Scribouille at work:

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There were lots of nice little touches round the installation downstairs such as a Wrestling badger and some caged rodents who had o’d on Red Bull:

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