Hot topic right now, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of nearly everyone in the world. Artists have been quick to respond to this global pandemic by creating art. Whether it be social, political or future issues from the result of COVID-19, art is being created.
Here at UP & COMING ART, we have a number of artists who have created art centred around the COVID-19 virus and the devastating repercussions it has caused. For instance, French artist NumericEric has created a sexy series in response to the global pandemic. The image of a woman’s mouth is a nod to the face masks that we now wear and has evolved into a new form of fashion. Our lips are no longer visible and Eric wants to remind us how sexy they are, underneath the masks. We have two pieces available from this series, Laser Lips and Golden Lips.
Tunisian visual artist Besma Ftouhi has taken the COVID-19 pandemic and re-imagined it. One Last Drink is a photograph depicting social drinking, something that we have all missed during the pandemic.
Belgium artist Bianca Prettau has also approached the theme of COVID-19 in a unique way with BIVOUAC the escape and BIVOUAC the bridge. The two unique paintings are part of a figurative series dedicated to the youth dealing with the pandemic. The paintings portray teens escaping the reality of the situation through fantasy, fiction, action or adventure. The whole series sums up the turning point when the values of freedom, joy and friendship are perverted.
Gomor has taken things a step further by designing the most fashionable COVID-19 accessory. Using authentic Louis Vuitton fabric with the iconic LV monogram print, Gomor has created the most desirable face mask as a reminder that no individual is untouchable when it comes to COVID-19, and we shall never forget it.
We don’t know what the future holds for us but what we can be sure of is that we’re witnessing a phenomenon in world history. When the pandemic calms and we move on with our lives, we will continue to look back on this moment. To have a chance to acquire a piece of art that was created during this pandemic era and discusses the theme of COVID-19 is something that’s truly unique.
Furthermore, the pieces of art that convey the theme of COVID-19 in our galleries are beautiful creations. They can be hung in your home and enjoyed. They don’t visually present COVID-19 as a global tragedy but rather they find beauty in humanity and their reaction to it.
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