In the city: Urban Street Artist, El Seed

“I started creating my own calligraphy without any rules, because traditional Arabic calligraphy is very in the box with a lot of rules that you need to know, so I started incorporating Arabic into graffiti.” - El Seed

The urban street artist known as “el seed” has been displaying his style on buildings in Sharjah as part of an art project by the Maraya Centre.

He cites the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish and the Iraqi artist Sundus Abdul-Hadi as inspirational figures for their work and their courage in speaking truth to power.

Although he grew up in France, eL Seed is ethnically Tunisian and currently lives in Quebec, Canada.

by: Nick Ames

Learn More: El Seed

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