Dubai-based artist, eL Seed will be showcasing art from his journey to a south Lebanon refugee camp, and selling art to support it.
The Arabic calligraphy artist, in association with 81 Designs visited refugees of the Ain El-Helwih refugee camp in southern Lebanon, and created seven murals with women and children within the camp.
Titled 'The Journey', eL Seed created seven murals, which promote peace and unity, and some of eL Seed's masterpieces are named after the refugee women and children who have taken part in the works of art.
The display will be at Abu Dhabi Art's 11th edition in Manarat Al Saadiyat from November 21-23.
Born and raised in Paris with Tunisian origin, eL Seed incorprates the mix of Arabic calligraphy and wall graffiti, and typography as an instrument bringing people together, cultures and generations.
He said, “I use my art to switch perception and create dialogue. After the first project I had with 81 Designs, I felt that I wanted to do more. There is so much to do to and so much to hope for to achieve a greater impact. With respect, we can coexist and unite for the betterment of all. Working with the ladies and getting to know them on a personal level has brought more fire within me to support meaningful causes, and I consider myself lucky because I get to do that through my art.”
Mural limited edition art work masterpieces created by eL Seed will be available for purchase for USD 10,000.
Each hand stitched fingurine is available in three different sizes and will be available to purchase. Prices are Dhs263 (19cm), Dhs368 (23cm) and Dhs578 (35cm).