eL Seed

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eL Seed is a French artist born of Tunisian parents, whose often monumental works are a mixture of street art and Arabic calligraphy. This “Calligraffiti” is the product of a double marginality, that of an oriental artist seeking a voice in the occidental world and that of street art struggling to legitimize its presence in the contemporary art scene. This duality enables the reconciliation of two supposedly opposing worlds and two supposedly clashing cultures. eL Seed no longer tags his name on walls, deciding instead to adopt a proverbial tradition in which the art, not the artist, is the sole focus.
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Shorts: eL Seed works his calligraffiti magic

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Image-wise: eL Seed at work at PopTech 2011

Image-wise: eL Seed at work at PopTech 2011

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