As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people in every corner of the globe, street artists are taking on the roads and buildings to spread awareness about the deadly virus. We are familiar with the lines 'coronavirus has taken over the streets', but who would have thought that would literally be the case in Bengaluru.
Baadal Nanjundaswamy, the renowned Bengaluru-based artist and activist, known to turn crater-sized potholes into art, has once again left citizens awestruck. This time, the artist transformed the streets of Bengaluru into his canvas with his thought-provoking 3D coronavirus street art. The artist conveys the official advice to stay at home during the novel coronavirus crisis by creating a new artwork on the streets.
'Stay home': 3D coronavirus hits the streets
In an attempt to urge people to stay indoors during the lockdown, Baadal painted a visual representation of coronavirus figure on the streets of Bengaluru's RT Nagar. The elusive artist took to his Twitter handle and shared a picture of the 3D coronavirus along with the caption, 'Stay home'.
The new work by Baadal during the lockdown is a reminder for people, who step out on the streets breaking the law, that coronavirus has arrived and is very much in every nook and corner of the city. Netizens, as always, lauded the artist for his creativity and message behind the artwork.
Currently, Karnataka has reported 445 cases out of which Bengaluru has the highest number of Covid-19 cases at 110, followed by Mysore with 84 cases, Belagavi with 42, Vijayapur with 34 and Kalaburgi with 27.
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has identified 38 hotspots in the city and sealed them completely. RT Nagar, Sanjay Nagar and other South Bengaluru areas are also barricaded for safety.
— baadal nanjundaswamy (@baadalvirus) April 23, 2020
Baadal's 'Moonwalk' artwork
Previously, a video by Bengaluru-based artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy, showing a man dressed as an astronaut walking over potholes in the city shown as the Moon's surface went viral on social media.
Baadal uploaded a video on social media, which gathered mass attention for the unique way of highlighting the most common problem of the Indian roads. In the two-minute-long video, he was seen walking on Tunganagar Main Road in Bengaluru dressed up as an astronaut.
The artist walked on the road slowly and carefully, the same way an astronaut does due to the gravity-defying situation in space. The craters on the road are so big that they actually resemble the moon's surface. Many people have taken to social media to praise him for the act.