eL Seed’s first UK exhibition opened at Lazinc, a gallery housed in a historic building in London’s Mayfair, on January 25, 2019. While the gallery is actively acquiring dynamic estates and undiscovered bodies of work,
The calligraffiti artist has been named Global Thinker in 2016 by Foreign Policy for his project ‘Perception’ in Cairo, Egypt. The French-Tunisian artist has been a TED talker and has also exhibited in institutions and museums, and public spaces around the world including Paris, New York City, Rio de Janeiro, and Dubai.
What is calligraffiti, you may
eL Seed’s work is written in powerful, provocative, rich Arabic calligraphy that is sometimes even difficult to decipher for a Native Arabic speaker as it is embedded in the intricate designs. His aesthetic expression integrates letters into compositions that are quotes and messages. For example, he translated Nelson Mandela’s quote: ‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.’ Into his mother tongue and applied the calligraffiti in Cape Town on a rooftop.
The exhibition ‘Tabula Rasa’ that are new works of the artist is an attempt to find and uncover the roots. The works have a slight
All of his works are powerful and move the beholder in ways that warm the heart and open the mind. eL Seed says about his work that it is ‘an invitation to my culture, to my language, to my art’.
The solo exhibition runs until March 9, 2019, at Lazinc at 29 Sackville Street where visitors from around the world are welcome to learn more about
Source: EL Seed photos are courtesy of ktwlondon.com