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David Breuer-Weil’s new book features 66 drawings depicting lockdown life

Artist who contracted Covid last year portrays powerful images of the pandemic

Contemporary artist David Breuer-Weil has published Golden Drawings, a new book featuring 66 drawings created during the first national lockdown as a visual diary of the pandemic. 

Breuer-Weil, who contracted Covid-19 himself last March, has used his artistry to portray powerful images of the pandemic, such as the world in lockdown and the weekly Thursday night clapping in support of the NHS. 

He also kept a written diary of his experience through the first pandemic lockdown, which is published alongside the works featured in the book.

Breuer-Weil said: “Drawing literally became a lifesaver for me. It gave my days hope and structure and they’re filled with the things that became most important overnight; breath, water, family, hope, dreams and faith in the future.” 

 Executed in tandem with the book, Breuer-Weil has produced a series of large-scale oil paintings themed around the pandemic and recently unveiled an exclusive outdoor sculpture, EMERGENCE, at the centre of Docklands, London, where it will remain permanently as a symbol of regeneration and hope. 

Golden Drawings by David Breuer-Weil is published by Gli Ori, priced £22.75. Available now. The images can also be viewed via an online exhibition at www.davidbreuerweil.com

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