In this context of a pandemic where the major part of the world population is confined, French artist Guillaume Legros, who’s better known as Saype, seizes the opportunity of the Swiss semi-confinement to offer us an optimistic and full of freshness work dubbed “Beyond Crisis”.
The expansive piece is Saype’s encouraging response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 worldwide. “During these times of pandemic, a majority of the world population is confined. Although we are all affected, we live different challenges or struggles and I choose to paint this fresco entitled ‘Beyond Crisis’ close to home to share with you an optimistic message and a breath of fresh air,” the self-taught artist wrote on Instagram.
This fresco of more than 3000 m2, pictured in the alpine resort of Leysin, evokes the construction of a more united and more human world transcribed by this little girl who looks towards the horizon. This farandole drawn in an arc, which reminds us of the shape of the coronavirus, reminds us that it is in these moments of crisis that we must look together to the future. Between innocence and encouragement, this work illustrates the universal resilience of humans to fight the virus and draw a more harmonious world.