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Once again, art turns out to be a very clear way of communicating.


A few days ago, in the middle of the American elections, I found this image on Instagram, that caught my attention:

Don't be afraid of covid

The author of this wall painting is Pure Genius, an American street artist based in New York City.

We don’t know the true identity of the artist or any other kind of information, but checking his Instagram profile, we found out many others interesting wall paintings inspired by the pandemic situation we’re all living in and much more.

The artist makes his opinion shine through drawings: creative, direct and colorful.

It's impossible not to notice them!

Let’s see some of his creations about the current pandemic topic, that remind people to put the mask on to keep themselves healthy;

Put a mask on

and not to panic again about the behaviors of people fighting each other to buy toilet paper, food, and other essential goods.

Never getting sick again

An iconic symbol of Pure Genius is a sort of robotic face that appears in different spots of the city:


Living the dream

Robot-face censored

We love you

Pure Genius leaves his footprints almost everywhere in his city:

- On the walls

Pure Genius

- In front of the Manhattan bridge

Pure Genius - Manhattan

“Never put me in your box if your shit eats tapes. The city never sleeps, full of villains and creeps. That's where I learned to do my hustle, had to scuffle with freaks.” @Nas

These are just a few of Pure Genius' drawings, but it is enough to understand how powerful his art is in social and political communication, bringing out thoughts in a completely original way.

It could get worse

What you have seen is just a small selection of his works; the complete overview is available on his Instagram profile.

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