In the light of the global health crisis, artists are adapting to the new normal and are finding inspiration in isolation. We are highlighting some of the works created during this period.
The 91-year-old Japanese artist shared a poem headlined, “A message from Yayoi Kusama to the whole world,” addressing the current situation and Covid 19. The poem was distributed by Kusama’s galleries, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner.
“Though it glistens just out of reach, I continue to pray for hope to shine through
Its glimmer lighting our way
This long-awaited great cosmic glow
Now that we find ourselves on the dark side of the world
The gods will be there to strengthen the hope we have spread throughout the universe
For those left behind, each person’s story and that of their loved ones
It is time to seek a hymn of love for our souls
In the midst of this historic menace, a brief burst of light points to the future
Let us joyfully sing this song of a splendid future
Embraced in deep love and the efforts of people all over the world
Now is the time to overcome, to bring peace
We gathered for love and I hope to fulfil that desire
The time has come to fight and overcome our unhappiness
To Covid-19 that stands in our way
I say Disappear from this earth
We shall fight
We shall fight this terrible monster
Now is the time for people all over the world to stand up
My deep gratitude goes to all those who are already fighting.”
Maysaloun Faraj is working on her Home series, she has started small-scale still life drawings depicting her home from various perspectives.
Follow her work: @maysalounfaraj
Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim
Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim is working from his studio in Khorfakkan City.
Follow his work: @mohamedalmansoori
Serwan Baran is busy working on new artworks related to the current pandemic.
Follow his work: @serwan.b
Nasir Nasrallah is doing live drawings for his followers.
Follow his work: @nasirnasrallah
Taghreed Darghouth is sharing her work in progress on Venus and Aphrodite and Uncanny Lover artworks.
Follow her work: @tagreeddarghouth
Vivien Zhang is working on small scale artworks from her home in London, tackling people’s relationship with new realities.
Follow her work: @vivien_zhg
Zhuang Hong-yi’s canvas has become her playground where she shares her thoughts and reflections.
Follow her: @zhuanghongyiart
Hamra Abbas is currently working on new templates for upcoming projects.
Follow her work: @hamra_abbas
Loreta doesn’t have her paints, brushes and colours at hand. She is working with props she can find and resorting to silent performances.
Follow her: @loretart