A Spanish artist has been combatting coronavirus with optimism by painting intricate murals on hospital facades for key health workers to enjoy.

Known as ‘Perjac’, the painter has created three intricate and eye-catching pieces across the outer walls of Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital in Santander. 

Easily comparable with Bristol’s anonymous artist Banksy, Perjac’s redesigns well known images by the likes of Monet or Delacroix to convey a socially-charged message. 

As well as acting as a canvas, Valdecilla hospital is vital in Spain’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as one of the research centers in the international race to find an effective vaccine.

Named ‘Social distance’, ‘Overcoming’, and ‘Caress’, Pejac’s paintings have been finished with a helping hand from the children in the hospital’s oncology unit. 

And this is not the first project with a social cause at its heart that Perjac has taken on. His last commission took place at the El Dueso, Cantabria, where inmates painted alongside him to complete his eye-catching mural. 

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