COVID-19 CREATIVE OUTLET: Expressionist artworks by Maxime Déria

Maxime Deria - expressive visual art

The World is experiencing a moment of stand-still during the events of Covid-19 pandemic. Surely it is affecting each one of us in many different ways. To some this means fear and uncertainty about the future, economic difficulties, to others – inspiration and time to create. This period brings ideas into surface, raises questions and debates about our healthcare and economic systems, ecological, political and social issues.

This is a series of posts featuring creative expressions made during Covid-19 pandemic, or previous works that are particularly relevant during these times of change.

Today we are sharing artworks by a self-taught French visual artist Maxime Déria, whose works are expressive and bold, morphing from abstract shapes into dreamlike visions. The artist mostly works with pencil on paper and acrylic paint.

“Romantic Exaltation?” – bic pencil drawing on A4 paper.
2 person at the beginning of love, or one asks questions about the other, to know if his love is as intense as his. Hence the stars below, a monster in the centre representing doubt, and the virus monster separating us all. And the crown to signify that it is the virus which is the master of our life.
The Reincarnation of a Next World?” – bic pencil drawing on A4 paper
Imagining the future by the god of a Fenix ​​and the color blue for happy days
“April and the Rigged World 3” – bic pencil drawing on A4 paper
The confinement of the world, to flee the flames and the crooked hands of the virus.
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“The Minotaur” – acrylic paint, bic pencil and grease pencil drawing on paper and wooden frame, 100×80 cm
A representation of the virus by the god of a hungry minotaur, pushing us to stop seeing each other to escape him, orange like the orange series is the new black for confinement.

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