When the entire world is under the gloom of the pandemic, various coronavirus-themed street arts have blossomed all around the world depicting the pillars of strength that are fighting against it. These eye-catching street paintings aptly depict the changing times after the pandemic. The colours and splashes give a sense of responsibility and courage that we need the most now, as our lives are turned upside down. Here’s a curation of 20 such amazing graffiti from different countries of the world:
1. BK Foxx Grafitti- East London
This is a masterpiece by French artist Zabou from the lanes of East London. It wonderfully depicts artist BK Foxx wearing her graffiti mask.
2. Red Mask – East London
It’s aptly said that a picture has the capability of conveying a thousand words. This vibrant street art from east London has a mix of multiple emotions and it is fluent in its own unique way.
3. Kissing Couple- Madrid
This a marvellous mural from the central capital of Spain, Madrid. The red background is seamlessly contrasting with the black attires of the couple. It symbolizes the survival of love and passion amid the pandemic.
4. We All Are Chained- Scotland
Coronavirus has chained the entire human race. And what can explain this truth better than this street art by Rebel Bear in Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland?
5. Doctor Holding India- Rajasthan
Steet artists have painted this picture on the walls of Bikaner, Rajasthan to thank doctors, policemen, essential service providers and all the frontliners who are labouring day and night to save the country from the fatal pandemic.
6. Buddha Grafitti -Mumbai
This picture of Goutam Buddha wearing a face mask helps in spreading a very valuable message. The mask is the symbol of safety, and Buddha is the epitome of faith. And these are the two things we need to swear by right now.
7. Doctors Wall Art- Jakarta
This mural was created to pay homage to the health workers of Depok, located in the West Java province, near Jakarta, Indonesia.
8. Gaza Strip-Gaza City
9. Nurses Mural- Dallas
Here’s a stunning mural from the streets of Dallas in the USA. It pays tribute to the nurses, who are the superwomen of the hour.
10. Robyn Mural- Dublin
This street art in South Dublin by Irish artist Emmalene Blake depicts singer-songwriter Robyn who is encouraging people to stay at home by dancing on Tiktok.
10. We Can Do It- Dublin
This is yet another masterpiece from South Dublin, again by Emmalene Blake, that’s shouting kudos to the healthcare heroes. The real-life heroine posing beside the picture is Michelle Farrell, a healthcare assistant at Junction House Primary Healthcare centre.
11. Superheroes Art- Pontefract
Who needs a superhero when we have doctors and nurses? This creative work hails from Pontefract, the historic market town in West Yorkshire, England.
12. Super Nurse- Amsterdam
This picture is by an artist named FAKE. This is another beautiful tribute to the medical professionals treating coronavirus in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
13. For The Real Heroes- Germany
This wall art from Hamm, Germany is by street artist Uzey. The words on the painting mean, ‘for the real heroes’.
14. Angel Nurse- Denver
A painting representing a nurse with a mask and boxing gloves and wings on her back in downtown Denver, United States show that the nurses and the doctors are the true angels from heaven at the time of this crisis.
15. Cancel Plans Not Humanity- Los Angeles
This mural in bright yellow hue can draw the attention of people from far off distances. It features a doctor with a big and bold message, ‘Cancel Plans Not Humanity’.
16. Zeus Doctor-Australia
In Greek mythology, Zeus is the God of the World who holds the universe on his shoulders. Now, during the pandemic, we have found god within human beings and they are again, the doctors. This one is from Melbourne, Australia.
17. Cashier Mural- Switzerland
We showed you all a slew of paintings on health workers. Now this mural is a tribute to the essential service providers. It is by artist David “S.I.D.” Perez in Gland, Switzerland.
18. Not Every Hero Wears A Cape-Poland
This is a token of gratitude to the Polish health professionals during the coronavirus pandemic in Warsaw, Poland. The painting is created by a website called Na Temat.
19. Stay Home Reminder- Erd
This graffiti in Erd, south of Budapest, Hungary reads ‘stay at home and let’s take care of each other’. A simple yet the most needed reminder now!
20. Smiley Wall Art- Capitol Hill
Two street artists created this piece of art, encouraging people to smile and try to stay happy and positive amid the anxieties. It is from Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood.
As these artists have found a way to keep themselves engaged during this fearful time, you too can do something similar. Of course, going out and painting the town might not be an option for you. But you can at least stay at home, pull out your drawing book and start expressing your ideas on paper through scribbles and strokes. That will not only kill your boredom but will also cheer up your moods.