eL Seed explores a new dimension of calligraffiti in new Tashkeel exhibition
Running from November 19 to December 27
Best known for his calligraffiti style of art which fuses graffiti and traditional Arabic calligraphy – renowned street artist el Seed will soon present a new body of works at Tashkeel in Dubai this November.
Utilizing unusual surfaces as his creative canvas, the Tunisian artist's murals have been created and seen on numerous structures and building façades across the globe, leaving his bold and beautiful Arabic mark on each country he visits. "In this exhibition, I want to free the letters from the 2-dimensional surface, releasing them from the wall and invite the viewer to interact with the calligraphy, creating a ballad between them," said eL Seed.
Through his first solo exhibition at Tashkeel, he places these works into a new context, paying homage to his older pieces through the process of reinventing them."Having been part of Tashkeel's programme since 2011, this exhibition presents, for the first time, a new medium for eL Seed. We have been delighted to have eL Seed here working from the studios and being an integral part of our community over the course of this year. We are excited to welcome his work back to the gallery and experience this innovative revolution in his work, which still preserves the essence of his unique style," stated Anabelle de Gersigny, Tashkeel Strategy and Partnership Development Manager.
The display runs at Tashkeel in Dubai from November 19 – December 27