Eight-year-old boy creates charity exhibition in style of famous artists but with Covid-19 twist

Eight-year-old Rollo Jensen has created a Coronavirus-themed charity exhibition, featuring artworks in the style of famous artists he likes but with a pandemic twist.

He is raising money for The Trussell Trust's Help the Hungry campaign to help people who have been affected by Covid-19 and are struggling to put food on the table. The organisation supports a nationwide network of UK foodbanks and Rollo's aim was to raise £1,000 for them. But, as he's already smashed that target, he wants to keep going and hopes to hold an exhibition to sell the paintings once lockdown ends.

Works include We All Stand Together, a toilet paper collage inspired by Peter Blake and Damien Hirst; Thank You, inspired by Tracey Emin; Two Metres Please, in the style of Keith Haring; Ride It Out And Flatten The Curve –­ based on Banksy and Bridget Riley; What A Mess, inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Stop Moaning Lisa, in tribute to Leonardo Da Vinci. There's also Mayhem, of Gerhard Richter fame, and Coronavirus is Pure Evil, inspired by Pure Evil.

To find out more, you can view the online gallery and follow Rollo on Instagram.


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