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Daru

France Born in: 1976 Bestsellers

Artist Biography

The worlds of pop culture, street art, and cultural commentary collide in the work of painter and graffiti artist, Daru. Born in France and starting his decades-long art career as the cartoonist and author of the comic strip Serial Coxer, it wasn't until he shifted his focus to street art that David Nicolas became Daru. Known for his famous murals and graffiti, such as Le Chat in Clermont-Ferrand, Daru's signature style of art is unmistakable. 

Daru honed his artistic skill through street art, becoming a successful self-taught artist. Though he previously worked exclusively on walls as a street artist, Daru eventually became dissatisfied with the limitations on visibility that working on walls imposed. Rather than have his creations available only to those physically able to see them, Daru began experimenting with new mediums, moving from walls to canvas and eventually wood. Drawing his inspiration from animation, pop art, and social issues, Daru uses his artwork to create parodies that entertain as well as critique contemporary society. The dualistic intentions behind Daru's work as both inspiring joy in viewers while also offering commentary on societal problems, such as greed and social media use, blend to create the multi-layered artwork he is known for. 

Since 2019, Daru has worked with both canvas and wooden planks as mediums to make his street art more accessible to all. His work has been exhibited internationally, having been shown both within France as well as the United States. 

Daru lives and creates from his home in the countryside of France. 


Artist Statement

I approach my work with a minimum of two goals in mind: both to bring happiness to those who view it and to raise awareness of the pressing societal issues we face today. Street art has a rich history as a means of communication for everyday people. With my background as a street artist, I still view my artwork as a method of passing on a message, whether on a wall or a canvas. I first began working on canvas and wood instead of walls to enable any person to access my work, rather than it being limited only to those within the area. Using Posca Acrylic Markers and Montana 94C Graffiti Bomb, I work based on where my mood and thoughts take me, always valuing my creative freedom.

The conceptual side of my artwork is crucial to what I create. Being inspired by pop art and street art, I blend famous cultural figures, like Karl Lagerfeld or Donald Duck, to create new characters that highlight societal issues, like financial abuse. These parodies use dark humor, sarcasm, and recognizable figures to bring light to serious issues while still inspiring happiness and laughter in viewers. The balance between enjoyable artwork and social commentary is a key element in my approach. Whether my artwork focuses on greed, luxury, social media over-usage, or exploitation, I use familiar and entertaining characters to convey serious messages, blending different universes to create parodies that inspire viewers to see old things in new ways. 

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Daru, Bitcoin rain, Painting

Daru

Bitcoin rain, 2021
60 x 40 x 4 cm
Painting

€1,250

Daru, No Pain No Gain (on a $2 banknote), Fine Art Drawings

Daru

No Pain No Gain (on a $2 banknote), 2021
6.6 x 15.6 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

€500

Daru, Panneau Sans Interdits La vie de n'a pas de sens, Sculpture

Daru

Panneau Sans Interdits La vie de n'a pas de sens, 2021
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Sculpture

€1,500

Daru, Love is All Batman, Print

Daru

Love is All Batman, 2021
100 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Print

€149

Our recommendations Daru, Vandal For Sale, Painting

Daru

Vandal For Sale, 2021
67 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

€3,500

Daru, Time is money, Painting

Daru

Time is money, 2021
100 x 75 x 3 cm
Painting

€3,500

Daru, Lucky Vip, Painting

Daru

Lucky Vip, 2021
100 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

€2,800

Daru, Love of Risk, Painting

Daru

Love of Risk, 2021
112 x 73 x 3 cm
Painting

€3,500

Daru, What else?, Painting

Daru

What else?, 2020
130 x 65 x 2 cm
Painting

€2,500

Daru, Bartcoin 2, Painting

Daru

Bartcoin 2, 2021
44 x 31 x 1.6 cm
Painting

€1,250

Daru, Speedy Money, Painting

Daru

Speedy Money, 2021
83 x 51 x 1.6 cm
Painting

€1,750

Daru, Luxury Road, Painting

Daru

Luxury Road, 2021
70 x 59 x 4 cm
Painting

€1,750

Daru, New Rich, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

New Rich, 2021
6.6 x 15.6 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

€500

Daru, Goofy Style, Painting

Daru

Goofy Style, 2021
46 x 31 x 1.6 cm
Painting

€1,250

Daru, Work For Me, Painting

Daru

Work For Me, 2021
40 x 30 x 1.6 cm
Painting

€1,250

Daru, Donald Lagerfeld, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Donald Lagerfeld, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

€800 €720

Daru, Business Plan?, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Business Plan?, 2021
6.6 x 15.6 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

€500

Our recommendations Daru, Puzzle Catwoman, Painting

Daru

Puzzle Catwoman, 2021
55 x 60 x 4 cm
Painting

€1,750

Daru, New Rich Bitcoin, Painting

Daru

New Rich Bitcoin, 2021
73 x 53 x 4 cm
Painting

€1,750

Daru, Homer Paris, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Homer Paris, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

€800

Daru, Banksy It's Me!, Painting

Daru

Banksy It's Me!, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm
Painting

€800

Daru, Pink Love, Painting

Daru

Pink Love, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm
Painting

€800

Daru, Ethereum Game, Painting

Daru

Ethereum Game, 2021
40 x 31 x 1.6 cm
Painting

€1,250

Daru, Money War, Painting

Daru

Money War, 2021
95 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

€1,750

Daru, Castle for Sale, Painting

Daru

Castle for Sale, 2021
41 x 31 x 4 cm
Painting

€1,000

Daru, Banana The New Gold, Painting

Daru

Banana The New Gold, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm
Painting

€1,000

Daru, Playboy WTF, Painting

Daru

Playboy WTF, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm
Painting

€800

Daru, One Sheriff in Town, Painting

Daru

One Sheriff in Town, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm
Painting

€800

Daru, Boo!, Painting

Daru

Boo!, 2021
60 x 55 x 4 cm
Painting

€1,750

Daru, Money For Ever, Painting

Daru

Money For Ever, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm
Painting

€800

Daru, I have a dream, Painting

Daru

I have a dream, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm
Painting

€800

Daru, Luxury Life, Painting

Daru

Luxury Life, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm
Painting

€800

Daru, American Dream, Painting

Daru

American Dream, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm
Painting

€800

Daru, Banana, Painting

Daru

Banana, 2021
107 x 79 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, O.G. Bitcoin, Painting

Daru

O.G. Bitcoin, 2021
120 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, Luxury Duck, Painting

Daru

Luxury Duck, 2021
110 x 60 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,500

Daru, The Boss, Print

Daru

The Boss, 2021
100 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Print

€149

Daru, King Of Cash, Painting

Daru

King Of Cash, 2021
112 x 82 x 2 cm
Painting

€2,600 €2,340

Daru, Diamond Hands, Painting

Daru

Diamond Hands, 2021
112 x 79 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, Dream Job of (Mac) Donald, Painting

Daru

Dream Job of (Mac) Donald, 2021
117 x 82 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, Luxury Life Candy, Painting

Daru

Luxury Life Candy, 2020
155 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

€3,300

Daru, No Pain No Gain (a Pulp Fiction parody), Painting

Daru

No Pain No Gain (a Pulp Fiction parody), 2021
80 x 120 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, Mr Mariopoly & Bitcoin, Painting

Daru

Mr Mariopoly & Bitcoin, 2021
113 x 61 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, Art is business, Painting

Daru

Art is business, 2021
122 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, Money my Love, Painting

Daru

Money my Love, 2021
118 x 82 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, The King, Painting

Daru

The King, 2021
125 x 75 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, Free Woman, Painting

Daru

Free Woman, 2021
107 x 100 x 1.6 cm
Painting

€3,300

Daru, Marvin Money Gun, Painting

Daru

Marvin Money Gun, 2021
120 x 70 x 4 cm
Painting

€3,300

Daru, Bitcoin Mouse, Painting

Daru

Bitcoin Mouse, 2021
108 x 84 x 4 cm
Painting

€3,300

Daru, Hermes Pierrafeu, Painting

Daru

Hermes Pierrafeu, 2020
120 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, King of Art, Painting

Daru

King of Art, 2020
120 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, Betty Boop Shopping, Painting

Daru

Betty Boop Shopping, 2021
120 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, New Stars in Dubai, Painting

Daru

New Stars in Dubai, 2021
124 x 80 cm
Painting

€2,500

Daru, Life is a Joke, Painting

Daru

Life is a Joke, 2021
128 x 82 x 1.6 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, Love is a weapon ( Cobra ), Painting

Daru

Love is a weapon ( Cobra ), 2021
115 x 75 cm
Painting

€2,300

Daru, New Rich, Painting

Daru

New Rich, 2021
62 x 45 x 4 cm
Painting

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Daru, Money Fight, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Money Fight, 2021
6.6 x 15.6 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

Sold

Daru, No Pain No Gain, Painting

Daru

No Pain No Gain, 2020
120 x 51 x 2 cm
Painting

Sold

Daru, Bartcoin, Painting

Daru

Bartcoin, 2021
6.6 x 15.6 x 0.3 cm
Painting

Sold

Daru, Luxury Graff, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Luxury Graff, 2021
6.6 x 15.6 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

Sold

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