Friday, April 25, 2014

SkyWatch - Jeddah Graffiti Series: Calligraffiti

One of my favorite exhibitions for this year's Jeddah Art Week, which was held in February, was the graffiti street art by several artists that was painted in an urban area in Al Balad, the oldest part of Jeddah.  With crumbling buildings and a mosque minaret in the background, this graffiti really stands out.  Middle Eastern graffiti combines Arabic calligraphy with graffiti, coining the term "calligraffiti."  The elegant calligraffiti on the building was done by the artist eL Seed.  For more information about his work and how this art was applied, click HERE.

I have complained before about the non-artistic graffiti that plagues the entire city of Jeddah, but this is real art and I love it. For the next few days I will be featuring more graffiti from Jeddah Art Week.  

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1 comment:

William Kendall said...

Quite intricate patterns in this instance!