We are keen followers of this phenomenal artist. Using Arabic script he has made a name for himself as a world leading practitioner of Calligraffiti, an art form combining typography and graffiti. Of Tunisian origin, he travels all over the world creating vast pieces of inspirational art in public spaces. Recently he has been in Cairo where his art transformed a community and projected a powerful social message.
In the neighbourhood of Manshiyat Nasr in Cairo, the Coptic community of Zaraeeb has collected the trash of the city for decades and developed the most efficient and highly profitable recycling system on a global level. Still the place is perceived as dirty, marginalized and segregated. To draw attention to this he, his team and the local community created an anamorphic piece that covers almost 50 buildings. The whole artwork is only visible from a certain point of the Moqattam Mountain. He used the words of Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, a Coptic Bishop from the 3rd century, that said: ‘Anyone who wants to see the sunlight clearly needs to wipe his eye first.’
Lamahat can’t wait to see what he will do next.