Beauty exists everywhere. Sometimes you just have to find it; other times, you're left to create it. Tunisian street artist eL Seed took to Manshiyat Naser and did both.
What good would art be if not to add beauty to places where it is most needed? Egypt is a beautiful country that is sadly home to many not-so-beautiful sceneries. With poverty being as low as it has ever been here in Egypt, the growth of 3ashwa2yat (under-developed settlements) has left people passing by these areas and look at them with disgust or pity. Street artist EL Seed passed by Manshiyat Naser and saw it as his new canvas and work of art. He made that once ugly scene a true work of art and the photos of the revamped area are going viral across social media.
Who is this guy, though? EL Seed is a Tunisian artist who is popular for his “calligraffiti” style. With the support of many fans and volunteers, he was able to make this seemingly impossible task a truly wondrous work that has excited and inspired many. EL Seed’s main purpose behind his work is to constantly reflect the truth of the realistic human condition.