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Openings: Dran – “Tiens” @ Adda Gallery

After almost six years silence from solo shows, broken only with an unusual, performance art exhibition at POW in London (covered), Adda Gallery in Brussels recently opened the long awaited exhibition by Dran. The French artist has put on display his latest paintings and unpublished drawings from 2015 to 2016 in a big comeback titled Tiens. Weeks ahead of the show, his army of followers and collectors were impatiently waiting to see the new works as well as the new print and accompanying book. Known for his […]

Previews: Dran – “Tiens” @ Adda Gallery

On June 11th, Adda Gallery in Brussels will be opening a solo show by the Dran. Famous as one of the founding members of Da Mental Vaporz crew as well as for his satirical drawings and paintings, the French artist’s exhibition will be entitled Tiens. His first public showing since last year’s performance art project Public Execution at POW in London (covered) will feature the his latest paintings and unpublished drawings from 2015 to 2016. Over the years, Toulouse’s renowned artist has built his reputation on works that depict a colorful and joyful universe, filled with […]
'Sunset' surrounded by future works.

Viewpoints / Recap: Dran – ‘Public Execution’ pop up show in Soho, London (Part II)

AM recently covered the opening and first week of the last show by Dran, which was hosted by Pictures On Walls and closed on Saturday 21 February. The uniqueness of Public Execution is that it was produced by the artist — bit by bit and in public view — over the course of its duration. A white space filled with spraypainted images of blank canvases on Day 1 evolved into a picture-rich multicoloured venue on Day 17, the grand finale. Some visitors have referred to […]

Viewpoints / Openings: Dran — ‘Public Execution’ pop-up show in Soho, London

It’s been some time since Pictures On Walls has organised an art exhibition. The previous one was in December 2013 with the Shok-1 solo show, X-Rainbow. Last year, POW gave up its premises on Commercial Street in East London. With a permanent show space no longer retained, the number of print releases in 2014 restricted to a small handful (by Paul Insect, Maya Hayuk and Invader), and plenty of competitors arriving on the street art scene eager to fill the void, many wondered what the […]
Pablo Delgado in London

Streets: World Roundup (Apr 14 – Apr 27)

This week’s edition of Streets: World Roundup brings us new street and public artworks from all over the globe. From a miniature piece (pictured) by Pablo Delgado (photo  by Marcus Peel), a London-based Mexican street artist who has been creating some new small works around British capital as an introduction for his upcoming solo show, to an enormous giant piece by Ella & Pitr in Santiago, Chile. From the deserts of West Australia, all the way to The Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Spain, France, and couple of cities around […]

Previews: Da Mental Vaporz – “The Wall” @ BC Gallery

Members of the French street-art collective Da Mental Vaporz  are currently in Berlin, working hard on their upcoming collaborative exhibition, The Wall, opening on the 26th of May at BC gallery. The show will include a display of works in the two spaces of the gallery, as well as two large public murals that can be seen in the surrounding area. The idea behind the exhibition and its title is to pay respect to “the most passionate part of most urban contemporary artists today” – THE WALL. […]

Streets: Da Mental Vaporz (Melbourne)

We’ve been following the Da Mental Vaporz crew in Australia as they are currently showing at Rtist Gallery. Combining a patchwork of their different styles, the DMV crew consisting of Bom-K, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, ISO, Jaw, Kan, and Sowat just completed an imaginary bestiary on a four-storey building in the heart of Chinatown, making it the largest graffiti mural of Melbourne. More exclusive photos after the jump…
Dran in Toulouse, France.  Photo via

Streets: World Roundup Oct 31- Nov 6

This week’s roundup starts with the always entertaining David Choe (featured). He claims to have recently found the abandoned vacation home of the infamous Pablo Escobar in Columbia. What ensues is of course some NSFW shenanigans that for those interested you can see here. Other walls that caught out attention include Dran (France), Miss Bugs (London), ROA (Australia), Stinkfish (Guatemala), Sam3 (Portugal), Aryz (Spain), INSA (London), and Mobstr. Photos after the jump…

Streets: Da Mental Vaporz (France)

We had only caught up with French graffiti crew Da Mental Vaporz in Copenhagen at the end of August at the Galore Festival and now they are already onto their next project. After returning to their home country, the members traveled to Brest to do their part for the Crimes of Minds festival with one of the best collaborative murals we have seen in a while. Each artist was able to maintain their distinctive style yet the whole was greater than the sum of the […]

Streets: Galore Festival (Copenhagen) Part II

A couple weeks ago, AM documented the mural process of Belgium-based street artist ROA as he painted a tower in Copenhagen for the Galore Festival. We can now bring you more photos of other artists who participated including French artist Dran and the entire Da Mental Vaporz crew (who painted a long wall together), and many others like RIPO, Drewk The Pirate, Grito, and Lints. If you remember, Dran held two shows in December at in London as kind of his coming out party. More pics […]
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