67 Artists Spent Quarantine Painting Murals at Home—Here Are the Amazing Results

updated May 14, 2020
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While most galleries and public art spaces are closed due to the pandemic, that hasn’t stopped a group of artists from expressing themselves. Their new art venue? Their apartments.

In April, 67 artists came together (figuratively speaking) from across the globe to participate in a project called Home MuralFest. Working in self-quarantine, the creatives simultaneously turned their living rooms, kitchen floors, bath tubs, and even garden sheds into canvases, filling the walls with inspiring works of art.

“… This project aims to explore and utilize the limits that have restricted these artists from their seasonal outdoor escapades,” the group explained. “The work that is normally produced in public spaces becomes significant in the privacy and intimacy of our own homes, having the people we live with and/or ourselves as the viewers. With the opportunity to share this intimacy with the world through the window of our screens, technology serves as an honest tool for togetherness.”

According to Copenhagen-based muralist Jacoba Niepoort, she came up with the idea once she realized that collaboration between artists has changed due to quarantine life. She contacted Miami-based Void Projects, and together, they coordinated an initiative that hopes to inspire people to keep creating, no matter the venue.

“Being cooped up has presented an opportunity to come together in new ways, both as coordinators and as artists,” Niepoort told 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.”

You can see the entire Home MuralFest collection (both still photos and videos) on Void Projects’ site; new works are being posted to Instagram with the hashtag #homemuralfest.