Contemporary artist Steven Assael is known for his narrative paintings. Like many of us, his response to the current pandemic is to create; in this case, with his drawings.
Steven was kind enough to allow us to share some of his recent expressive drawings here to share his perspective. To see more of Steven’s work, click here to read the more in-depth article, “The Narrative Paintings of Steven Assael” by Peter Trippi.
From the original article: Assael carries a sketchbook everywhere, and indeed drawing is at the very heart of his enterprise: “It is not just about expressing a well-articulated visual response to an object; it is deeply connected to a natural impulse.”
An Artist’s Response to the Coronavirus: by Steven Assael
“Not going out .. no sittings in the studio .. just drawing imaginary corona virus creatures.. more to come I’m sure.”
“This past weekend and today’s work… painting is being worked on from imagination along with the virus drawings… feeling very diversified…”
Have you found that your art is being influenced by the current situations we’re all facing? Share with us in the comments below.