A long shot of a hallway in Lusail decorated with El Seed's mural art

Calligraffiti by eL Seed

Big, bold and unmissable, eL Seed’s Calligraffiti presents a fresh take on a traditional art form. The murals are anchored in our culture, each inspired by an aspect of life in Qatar.

In our continued efforts to promote creativity from within and take art out onto the streets, we asked Calligraffiti artist, eL Seed, to decorate the Salwa Road with 52 large-scale murals.

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

About the Artist

Born and raised in France, eL Seed is a well-known artist whose family is originally from Tunisia. 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.

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