A project of peace painted across 50 buildings.
The artist eL Seed fuses Arabic calligraphy with graffiti to paint colorful, swirling messages of hope and peace on buildings from Tunisia to Paris.
The artist and TED Fellow shares the story of his most ambitious project yet:
A mural painted across 50 buildings in Manshiyat Naser, a district of Cairo, Egypt, that can only be fully seen from a nearby mountain.
For more than ten years, eL Seed has been using art as a tool for socio-political articulation.
By carefully conducting philosophical research, the artist creates universal works which bring societies, cultures, and generations together.
eL Seed explains:
"I truly believe that art is a way to open dialogue.
I like to think that my artwork can cut through the boundaries that we place between ourselves; whether physical, cultural or linguistic.
My exhibition at Lazinc represents a new style of painting, where I am attempting to break down my thought process into layers.
It also asks the audience to question the way they think and how much they have been affected by assumption or misconception."