Lockdown caused by the novel coronavirus has put our lives on hold on so many aspects, and unfortunately, for some others, it has turned it into zero ground level. Streets are empty everywhere, giving an eerie sensation to everything around us.
But those who were always loyal to the streets, the street artists, once again are here to give voice to this deafening silence of the empty streets. After all, these artists are no strange to risks, such as law, even during safe times, and now it’s no difference. Besides, they wore masks before this became a “trend”, and judging by the graffiti they made, they are quite well aware of the risk from coronavirus. So we’re pretty sure they used protective equipment and washed their hands after they created these sadly beautiful murals and street graffiti.
Take a look for yourself below and let us know which ones you like or relate to the most! Stay safe, Earth Wanders!
1# Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Jules Muck
2# London, UK. Artist: N/A
3# Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Ruben Rojas
4# Copenhagen. Denmark. Artist: Andreas Welin
5# New York, USA. Artist: Jilly Ballistic
6# United Kingdom. Artist: Gnasher
7# Dublin, Ireland. Artist: Subset Collective
8# Bristol, UK. Artist: John D’oh
9# Melbourne, Australia. Artist: Lush Sux
lushsux – Translation from Chinese – “Nothing to see, carry on.”
10# Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Jeremy Novy
11# Bristol, UK. Artist: John D’oh
12# Bryne, Norway. Artist: Pøbel
pobel.no – “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.”
13# New York, USA. Artist: Jason Naylor
14# London, UK. Artist: Pegaus
15# Tartu, Estonia. Artist: Princess Täna
princess_t2na – “Living in a bubble. Just to be more ironic, a soap bubble.”
16# New York, USA. Artist: Crkshnk
17# Bristol, UK. Artist: Angus
18# Miami, USA. Artist: Sean “Hula” Yoro
19# Warsaw, Poland
20# Barcelona, Spain. Artist: Tvboy
21# Glasgow, UK. Artist: The Rebel Bear
22# Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Corie Mattie
23# Los Angeles, USA. Artist: Rasmus Balstrøm
balstroem – Balstrøm who is originally from Denmark did this last mural before he had to flee the country.
24# Pompei, Italy. Artist: Nello Petrucci
25# Malmö, Sweden. Artist: Richard Juggins
26# Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Artist: Aira Ocrespo
Translation from Portuguese: “Bolsonaro’s mask against the Coronavirus.”
27# 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?”
28# Barcelona, Spain. Artist: Tvboy
tvboy – “Divided we stand. Together we fall.”
29# Copenhagen, Denmark. Artist: Welinoo
30# Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Artist: Fake
iamfake– Fake says to have painted this “Super Nurse” as an ode to all healthcare professionals around the world.