Art is Business
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.