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About elseedart

eL Seed perceives Arabic Calligraphy as a tangible expression of his search for identity. Throughout his work, myriad paths intersect and mirror the multiple sources of inspiration which nourish his art. Emanating from this confusion is an amalgam of harmony and balance. His art is a mixture of street art and Arabic Calligraphy. It is the product of a double marginality, that of an oriental art seeking a voice in the occidental world, and that of street art struggling to legitimize its presence on the contemporary art scene. This duality enables the reconciling of two supposedly opposing worlds and two supposedly clashing cultures. eL Seed no longer tags his name on walls. He has decided to adopt a proverbial tradition in which the name disappears and only the message remains. Therefore, rather than searching for what distinguishes him from others, eL Seed searches for what unites him and others. His art is a link, an arm outstretched, a bridge towards those who are open to his message.

Arabic Graffiti

In the light of the Arab revolutions that currently bring sweeping changes to the Middle East, this book keeps an eye on the fascinating developments of graffiti and street art in this region. Whether on the freight trucks of Lebanon, … Continue reading

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Community Cafe, Chicago

The project was undertaken by eL Seed, Savera Iftikhar and Ali CoolGuy as a collective work of art, in keeping with the spirit of community. The art piece consisted of a canvas made entirely from parts of used t-shirts donated … Continue reading

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Islamic Arts Festival – Sharjah – UAE

1 wall, 20 spraypaint cans, 602 nails and 268 meters of string later…

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Calligraffiti at the Museum of Islamic Art – Doha – Qatar

When I was first contacted by the Museum of Islamic Art, I was surprised that such an institution would be interested in graffiti, and at the same time, honoured that my work had caught their attention. During one week I … Continue reading

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My Name is Palestine

The olive tree: at once a symbol of peace throughout the mediterranean and an embodiment of identity deeply entranched in Palestinian culture. The olive tree is also the foundation for the economic activity and development in Palestine. Planting an olive … Continue reading

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Eid Mubarak…in a Graffiti way

I would like to wish you a happy Eid in a Graffiti way. For those who don’t celebrate it, just enjoy the video. Peace eL Seed

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Dharhan Summer Festival – Saudi Arabia

My experience in Saudi Arabia began with a very warm welcome. I was asked to produce an individual mural in four/five days but I ended up working with a brilliant crowd of Saudi and Bahreini graffiti artists instead – we … Continue reading

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