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DN

Born in: 1976 France

DN

Biography

Born in Nevers in 1976, David Nicolas, known by his initials DN, is a French street artist and painter. During his childhood DN created a comic strip about ladybirds, which allowed him to discover the bookshop that would later stock his first artwork.

DN is the artist behind the famous 'Le chat' (the cat) graffiti on rue Abbé Girard in Clermont-Ferrand, which he created for the Such'Art course in 2018. The same year, commissioned by the company Véolia, he went to Réunion Island to graffiti a reservoir.

During 2017, he made the move from street art to create works on canvases. In doing so he increased both his techniques and supports.

DN paints in a free way; freedom is the best word for his body of work, regardless of which support he uses. The artist paints according to his mood, desires and thoughts at any given moment. He is inspired by pop culture and rarely shies away from reappropriating cult images and well-known characters.

His works 'GoldoBart' (2018), 'DarkvaLove' (2018), 'Daisy Toys' (2018), 'Charlie t'écoute quoi?' (2018) and 'Gotham' (2018), parody cartoon characters, comic books and famous celebrities. His colours are lively and characteristic of street art. Each character depicted is emphasised by a colourful and graffiti-covered background. 

His work is similar to that of street artists Speedy Graphito, Gomor, Mr.Oreke, Fat or even Eugène Barricade, who also use pop culture characters in their works. What's more, his series 'Afrograff' evokes the work of street artist Seaty.

The characters are often painted holding a mundane object, like Popeye who is not depicted with his legendary pipe but rather an e-cigarette in the work Popeye adopte la cigarette électronique ! (Popeye adopting an e-cigarette!). These characters are timeless and in keeping with the times. DN's artworks reach and speak to a huge number of people thanks to the artist's many references to daily life and the culture that surrounds us.

His style strengthens with every year, combining urban art with the art of painting on canvas. The artist doesn't only depict pop culture characters, he also creates portraits and even animal paintings such as 'Tiger graff' (2018). 

DN's artworks are firmly grounded in and part of our daily life. He is represented by the Open Art Galerie in Dijon.

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DN, Porky Robin, Painting

DN

Porky Robin, 2020
28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$618

DN, SuperDollar, Painting

DN

SuperDollar, 2020
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$675

DN, Picsou Dollar, Painting

DN

Picsou Dollar, 2020
31.9 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$506

DN, Les fous du volant, Painting

DN

Les fous du volant, 2019
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$854

DN, Le voleur de Beaubourg, Painting

DN

Le voleur de Beaubourg, 2019
27.6 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$731

DN, Charlie Jocker, Painting

DN

Charlie Jocker, 2019
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$759 $843

DN, Tiger graff, Painting

DN

Tiger graff, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$669 $787

DN, Surf on the wave, Painting

DN

Surf on the wave, 2019
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$843

DN, Afrograff 3, Painting

DN

Afrograff 3, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,079 $1,349

DN, Cat Chanel, Painting

DN

Cat Chanel, 2020
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$956

DN, Charlie skate, Painting

DN

Charlie skate, 2019
27.6 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$663

DN, Darkvalove, Painting

DN

Darkvalove, 2019
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$776

DN, Afrograff #7, Painting

DN

Afrograff #7, 2019
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$585 $731

DN, Afrograff 6, Painting

DN

Afrograff 6, 2019
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,319 $1,552

DN, Afrograff 2, Painting

DN

Afrograff 2, 2019
39.4 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$531 $663

DN, Charlot, Painting

DN

Charlot, 2019
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$731

DN, Gotham, Painting

DN

Gotham, 2018
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$731

DN, Spyder Homer, Painting

DN

Spyder Homer, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$843

DN, Batman Chanel, Painting

DN

Batman Chanel, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,068

DN, Mickey Fun, Painting

DN

Mickey Fun, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,068

DN, Popeye Rolex, Painting

DN

Popeye Rolex, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,293

DN, Cobra Graff, Painting

DN

Cobra Graff, 2019
39.4 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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DN, Miss Kyle & Mister Wayne, Painting

DN

Miss Kyle & Mister Wayne, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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DN, Félix le vandal, Painting

DN

Félix le vandal, 2019
24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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DN, Charlot selfie, Painting

DN

Charlot selfie, 2019
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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DN, Catwoman vs Chaplin, Painting

DN

Catwoman vs Chaplin, 2019
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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DN, Afrograff 4, Painting

DN

Afrograff 4, 2019
31.5 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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DN, Afrograff, Painting

DN

Afrograff, 2019
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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DN, Sélina, Painting

DN

Sélina, 2018
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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DN, Daisy Toys, Painting

DN

Daisy Toys, 2018
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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DN, Goldo Selfie II, Painting

DN

Goldo Selfie II, 2018
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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DN, Charlie, t'écoute quoi?, Painting

DN

Charlie, t'écoute quoi?, 2018
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Painting

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    Tags
  • painting

  • street art painting

  • iconic painting

  • pop art painting

  • nude painting

  • portrait painting

  • cinema painting

  • animal painting

  • acrylic painting

  • french artist