Serwan Baran, new artworks related to the current pandemic

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.

Yayoi Kusama

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

Let’s go

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

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

Serwan Baran is busy working on new artworks related to the current pandemic.

Follow his work: @serwan.b

Nasir Nasrallah

Nasir Nasrallah is doing live drawings for his followers.

Follow his work: @nasirnasrallah

Taghreed Darghouth

Taghreed Darghouth is sharing her work in progress on Venus and Aphrodite and Uncanny Lover artworks.

Follow her work: @tagreeddarghouth

Vivien Zhang

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

Vivien Zhang is working on small scale artworks from her home in London
Vivien Zhang is working on small scale artworks from her home in London

Zhuang Hong-yi

Zhuang Hong-yi’s canvas has become her playground where she shares her thoughts and reflections.

Follow her: @zhuanghongyiart

Zhuang Hong-yi’s canvas has become her playground where she shares her thoughts and reflections
Zhuang Hong-yi’s canvas has become her playground where she shares her thoughts and reflections

Hamra Abbas

Hamra Abbas is currently working on new templates for upcoming projects.

Follow her work: @hamra_abbas

Hamra Abbas is currently working on new templates for upcoming projects
Hamra Abbas is currently working on new templates for upcoming projects

Loreta Bilinskaite-Monie

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

 Loreta Bilinskaite-Monie is working with props she can find and resorting to silent performances
Loreta Bilinskaite-Monie is working with props she can find and resorting to silent performances

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