Coronavirus has affected the whole world. People are anxious, and the streets are empty. Well, almost empty. When it comes to the streets, you can only expect one group to roam and stay loyal to them, and they are the street artists. The explanation’s quite simple: even in more peaceful times, these rogues are no strangers to risks, such as the law, and now it’s no different. Also, they wore facemasks before it was “cool.” In times where all the galleries and museums are closed, the streets have become the canvas for public imagination. Let’s take a look at how street artists around the world have interpreted the situation.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Artist: Fake
Fake says to have painted this “Super Nurse” as an ode to all healthcare professionals around the world.
Barcelona, Spain. Artist: Tvboy
“Divided We Stand, United We Fall.”
Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Ponywave
From the artist's Instagram: "We all are going through this together. There is a reason which we will see after all. It’s time to look at ourselves. Take a look at what are we doing with the planet and our lifetime. Maybe we should change our priorities? Maybe we should slow down? Maybe we should take a look around and start respect our planet and all those with whom we share it? Maybe someone is trying to hide some changes? Or economic collapse? Maybe one more step to a new world order?"
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Artist: Aira Ocrespo
Translation from Portuguese: "Bolsonaro's mask against the Coronavirus."
Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Rasmus Balstrøm
Balstrøm who is originally from Denmark did this last mural before he had to flee the country.
Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Corie Mattie
Jindbayne, Australia. Artist: N/A
Translates to: Not every hero wears a cape. Thank you! (Translation credit: Draco Malfoy)
Tartu, Estonia. Artist: Princess Täna
“Living in a bubble. Just to be more ironic, a soap bubble.”
Bryne, Norway. Artist: Pøbel
“In these challenging times, I hope this piece can be a positive contribution and spread some joy. Be safe and take care of one another.”
Melbourne, Australia. Artist: Lush Sux
Translation from Chinese - “Nothing to see, carry on.”
Bristol, UK. Artist: John D'oh
Copenhagen. Denmark. Artist: Andreas Welin