"My name is Dran, born in Toulouse in 1979, my father wanted me to work with him in construction, but since my arms are too thin to hold a hammer, I dedicated myself to drawing." Straddling that strange divide between cute and twisted, French artist Dran works across installations, paintings, sculpture and street art. Pictures on Walls said of Dran: "Artists like Dran don't come along very often - someone who combines charm, insight and humour. And who can actually draw. Dran hails from Toulouse, South West France. He was introduced to the world of comic books by his father and inspired by cartoonists such as Herge and the Gallic tradition."
This week's 'On the Streets' tries to capture the fine balance between painted fantasy and reality that appears on the city walls. Leading off this short but sweet review is Phlegm with his newest massive piece in Perth. Part of FORM project 'Art in the City', the mural is a stunning example of creativity at large.
Other notable walls come from JAZ and Pixel Pancho for FORM, Jade in Lima, Borondo and RONE in London and Seth Globepainter and Kislow in Kiev.