We requested 24 of our favourite minds—together with Robert Pattinson, Dua Lipa, Offset, Desus + Mero, and extra—what they’re discovering about artwork, and about themselves, on this age of isolation. See how they’re all staying inventive within the time of quarantine right here.


Offset’s quarantine pad in L.A. is mainly an unlimited walk-in closet. Enter by way of the entrance door and also you may need a Daisy Buchanan–degree meltdown, however over Chrome Hearts denims as an alternative of Gatsby’s costume shirts. Offset has turned his lounge right into a laboratory for suits, with uncommon jawnz from Kapital, Louis Vuitton, Chrome Hearts (in fact), and obscure Japanese manufacturers you’ll find solely at native store Departamento, piled excessive on each floor. “To be trustworthy, I prefer to dress a lot, I’ll discover myself placing suits on and taking footage within the driveway simply so I can have some content material to offer to my followers whereas we’re sitting at residence,” Offset stated whereas exhibiting off his trend archive on FaceTime. “Day-after-day I’m throwing a unique pair of footwear on, and I ain’t actually going nowhere. I really like drip a lot.”

When he isn’t taking match pics within the driveway, the Georgia-bred rapper is recording in his residence studio and dealing on a brand new idea for the subsequent Migos album through common calls with Quavo and Takeoff. That’s proper: It may not be referred to as Tradition III. “[Quarantine] has simply given me a more durable grind, a more durable drive, on the within,” Offset stated. “Ever since ‘Dangerous and Boujee’ went No. 1 after which we dropped Tradition and Tradition II, I’ve heard the phrase tradition a lot. As artists you problem your self—it’s a must to hold transferring ahead. So I’ve been considering of a plan to make one thing as highly effective or extra highly effective [than Tradition].”

And naturally, Offset and his spouse, Cardi B, are utilizing their uncommon mutual downtime to do quarantine couple issues, like binge-watch Tiger King. When requested whether or not lockdown has introduced him and Cardi nearer collectively, Offset was unequivocal: “Yessir. Each our time and each our schedules be hectic, so we’re making the most of that. However,” he continued, “we’re each able to get again to work.”


collage of images: self portrait of dua lipa, self portrait of desus nice, artwork by chris johanson, artwork by wes lang

24 Nice Minds on Being Artistic within the Time of Quarantine

Dua Lipa, Ottessa Moshfegh, Desus & Mero, Offset, and extra share with GQ what they’re discovering about artwork, and themselves, on this second of isolation.