Today’s Solutions: December 01, 2021

The artistic response to coronavirus pandemic has been incredible. In the past months, we’ve seen everything from a virtual benefit concert by the Rolling Stones to a new Banksy artwork dedicated to health workers. Today, we share with you the first finished products from a collective of artists from around the world that have been painting murals in their homes as part of the global art project Home Mural Fest.

Organized by Void Projects based on an idea by Copenhagen-based artist Jacoba Niepoort, the festival is really a coordinated call to action for artists to continue doing their work from wherever they might be. “Being cooped up has presented an opportunity to come together in new ways, both as coordinators and as artists,” Niepoort told This Is Colossal. “To share visuals of the space and time we’re standing in now, created in solitude, but with the solidarity and simultaneousness being an important value-factor.”

So far, more than 60 artists have joined in, painting murals on everything from living room walls and kitchen floors to garden sheds and bathtubs. You can check out a few of the artists’ process videos below (more of them here) and peep at new works via the #homemuralfest hashtag on Instagram.

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