Located in Berkeley, California, the two creatives from John McNeil Studio, Jeff Roy and Drake Paul just launch their latest personal series, “The Art of Quarantine” where they imagined social distancing in famous masterpiece paintings.
While the pandemic that is causing a lot of concern around the world, it is also revealing new forms of creativity and new artistic momentum. In connection with the current context, artists from all over the world offer their vision of the current world, send important messages and sometimes get involved in united causes.
The series “The Art of Quarantine” puts iconic works of art “in quarantine” in order to pass the strong message “Stay Home. Save Lives. ”
The rules of distancing are therefore applied within these famous paintings, by Magritte, Hopper, Van Gogh, Munch or even Wood. Thus, the characters find themselves confined or the paintings find themselves emptied of their protagonists.
There is no one left in Hopper’s restaurant in “Nighthawks”, Jesus and his disciples left the table of “The Last Supper”, the farmer and his wife are locked up in their house in “American Wood”.