Monday, December 31, 2018

eL Seed Brings His Brand of Contemporary Calligraphy to London

By Gareth Harris
eL Seed, Traces, Douz, Tunisia courtesy eL Seed
The French-Tunisian street artist eL Seed will unveil new works, and his latest twist on depicting Arabic script, in his first UK solo show due to launch at Lazinc Gallery in Mayfair next month (Tabula Rasa, 25 January-9 March). Paris-born, Dubai-based eL Seed, whose practice centres on transforming the Arabic language, is known for his elaborate calligraphic compositions emblazoned across streets and public spaces in New York, Paris and Cairo. In his latest works—a series of new paintings—eL Seed further adapts Arabic calligraphy, presenting curved and looped forms, tearing the surface calligraphy “to reveal phrases and imagery below, which materialise slowly and differently with each viewing”, says the artist on Instagram. [More]
eL Seed courtesy Christina Dimitrova