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Daru

Daru

France • Born in: 1976

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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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Our recommendations Daru, I'm the king, Painting

Daru

I'm the king, 2022 110 x 60 x 1 cm Painting

€2,950

Daru, Work for me, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Work for me, 2021 20.3 x 30.5 cm Fine Art Drawings

€781

Daru, Luigi & Charly, Painting

Daru

Luigi & Charly, 2022 117 x 60 x 1 cm Painting

€2,950

Daru, The Lapins Crypto, Painting

Daru

The Lapins Crypto, 2022 50 x 70 x 2 cm Painting

€1,500

Daru, Money Donaldfeld, Painting

Daru

Money Donaldfeld, 2022 70 x 51 x 2 cm Painting

€2,900

Daru, I'm a rich lonsome cowboy, Painting

Daru

I'm a rich lonsome cowboy, 2021 105 x 61 x 2 cm Painting

€2,900

Our recommendations Daru, Puzzle Catwoman, Painting

Daru

Puzzle Catwoman, 2021 55 x 60 x 4 cm Painting

€1,750 €1,050

Daru, Think Different, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Think Different, 2021 21.6 x 27.9 cm Fine Art Drawings

€800

Daru, Business Plan?, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

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

€391

Daru, Homer Paris, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Homer Paris, 2021 20.3 x 30.5 cm Fine Art Drawings

€800

Daru, Sweet Dream$, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Sweet Dream$, 2022 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings

€391

Daru, WTF Bitcoin, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

WTF Bitcoin, 2022 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings

€391

Daru, King Of Cash, Painting

Daru

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

€2,600

Daru, Christian Duck, Painting

Daru

Christian Duck, 2022 67 x 51 x 2 cm Painting

€1,750

Daru, Hello Poor, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Hello Poor, 2021 20.3 x 30.5 cm Fine Art Drawings

€800

Daru, Raficoin, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Raficoin, 2021 20.3 x 30.5 cm Fine Art Drawings

€800

Daru, Where are my Bitcoins?, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Where are my Bitcoins?, 2021 21.6 x 27.9 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings

€800

Daru, Thug Life, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Thug Life, 2021 20.3 x 30.5 cm Fine Art Drawings

€781

Daru, I'm Banksy!, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

I'm Banksy!, 2021 20.3 x 30.5 cm Fine Art Drawings

€800

Daru, Super McDo, Painting

Daru

Super McDo, 2021 118 x 81 x 4 cm Painting

€2,442 €1,709

Daru, Vandal Harley Quinn, Painting

Daru

Vandal Harley Quinn, 2021 108 x 80 x 4 cm Painting

€2,442 €1,709

Daru, HODL Bitcoin, Painting

Daru

HODL Bitcoin, 2021 111 x 81 x 4 cm Painting

€2,442 €1,709

Daru, Free Hugs, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Free Hugs, 2022 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings

€391

Daru, Goku Bitcoin, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Goku Bitcoin, 2022 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings

€391

Daru, ChaTnel Vandal, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

ChaTnel Vandal, 2022 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings

€391

Daru, Money is a Game, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Money is a Game, 2022 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings

€391

Daru, No Pain No Cash, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

No Pain No Cash, 2022 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings

€391

Daru, Rafiki Bitcoin, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Rafiki Bitcoin, 2022 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings

€391

Daru, Daffy Bitcoin, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Daffy Bitcoin, 2022 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings

€391

Daru, Bang, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Bang, 2022 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings

€391

Daru, Aloha, Painting

Daru

Aloha, 2021 76.2 x 48.3 cm Painting

€781

Daru, NFT, Painting

Daru

NFT, 2021 45 x 30 x 1.6 cm Painting

€1,221 €977

Daru, Dream Job of (Mac) Donald, Painting

Daru

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

€1,953 €1,758

Daru, Money War, Painting

Daru

Money War, 2021 95 x 50 x 4 cm Painting

€1,709

Daru, New Rich, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

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

€391

Daru, Money my Love, Painting

Daru

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

€1,953 €1,758

Daru, Pink Love, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Pink Love, 2021 20.3 x 30.5 cm Fine Art Drawings

€800

Daru, Luxury Life, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Luxury Life, 2021 20.3 x 30.5 cm Fine Art Drawings

€800

Daru, Donaldfeld What Else?, Painting

Daru

Donaldfeld What Else?, 2022 70 x 51 x 2 cm Painting

€1,700

Daru, Artist or Vandal, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Artist or Vandal, 2022 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings

€391

Daru, Playboy WTF, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Playboy WTF, 2021 20.3 x 30.5 cm Fine Art Drawings

€781

Daru, Boo!, Painting

Daru

Boo!, 2021 60 x 55 x 4 cm Painting

€1,709 €1,026

Daru, Money My Love, Fine Art Drawings

Daru

Money My Love, 2021 19.3 x 29.2 cm Fine Art Drawings

€800

Daru, True Love, Painting

Daru

True Love, 2022 50 x 75 x 2 cm Painting

€1,700

Daru, King of Art, Painting

Daru

King of Art, 2020 120 x 51 x 3 cm Painting

€2,500

Daru, My precious, Painting

Daru

My precious, 2022 75 x 51 x 2 cm Painting

€1,800

Daru, Anduck banana, Painting

Daru

Anduck banana, 2021 70 x 51 x 2 cm Painting

€1,800

Daru, Banksy it’ s me, Painting

Daru

Banksy it’ s me, 2022 76 x 58 x 1 cm Painting

€1,650

Daru, VIP Club, Painting

Daru

VIP Club, 2021 60 x 90 x 3 cm Painting

€2,250

Our recommendations Daru, Vandal For Sale, Painting

Daru

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

€3,500

Daru, Samo duck, Painting

Daru

Samo duck, 2022 85 x 60 x 1 cm Painting

€1,900

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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. 

What is Daru’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Famous Street Artists, Provocative Artists, Pop Culture Street Artists, Colorful Pop Sculptors, Satirical street artists

When was Daru born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1976