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.

 

Arabic graffiti has so much to offer the world and to see young Arab artists taking on the challenge of mixing modern experiences anchored in cultural and religious traditions is exhilarating
El Seed

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.

Join eL Seed's calligraffiti project in Doha
eL Seed in Doha Video Clip

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