Calligraffiti by El Seed
Colouring Salwa Road
In our continued efforts to promote creativity from within and take art out on to the streets, we asked Calligraffiti artist, El Seed, to decorate the Salwa Road with fifty two large-scale murals.
Big, bold and unmissable, they present a fresh take on a traditional art form. They are anchored in our culture, each inspired by an aspect of life in Qatar.
Alongside the project, we ran presentations, discussion panels, and graffiti workshops for art students, youth groups and families. We encouraged the whole of Doha to take part in art.
Art with a message
Born and raised in France, eL Seed is a well-known artist originally from Tunis. Through a unique mix of Arabic calligraphy and ‘Wildstyle’ painting, he delivers inventive and thought-provoking messages. He turns graffiti into a fine art form and striking platform, rather than a mark of vandalism.
Through his art, he explores his identity and roots, using creative expression to raise questions. With topical themes, vibrant colour and eye-catching design, eL Seed promotes modern Arab culture around the world. He breaks down stereotypes, comments on relevant issues, and invites onlookers to think again.