Graffiti in the former Trebelsi family house in La Marsa, Tunisia:
Photos by Bouthayna Bekri
Thanks to Nana Spio-Garbrah
Graffiti in G’eez, in Addis Ababa…
Images via Caps & Cans (feat. Wachata Crew)…
Various art movements and foundations helping to grow the African art community:
Destreet Art Foundation, Uganda
Murals For Mali
More international visitors to Africa
SheOne (UK) in The Gambia
Swoon (USA) in Kenya
The Seek Project is a platform for Nigerian artist Karo Akpokiere to make his art visible and to add more art to the world.
“Its a platform for self initiated and commissioned work, creative independence and growth. It is also a path for me to collaborate with other artists and brands that have values and culture similar to mine. Presently, what I do covers these areas: print media, illustration, murals, logo and identity design, apparel and footwear design.”
eL Seed, a French-born Tunisian artist, painted Arabic graffiti on Tunisia’s tallest minaret. Inspired by the recent debate between religious sects and the art community, this artwork - the largest graffiti mural in the country - is located at the Jara Mosque in Gabès, viewable for the holy month of Ramadan.
The artist believes that “art can bring about fruitful debate” and that art can help with “the process of cultural and political change.” The artist began the mural on July 20, 57 meters in the air.
Via: From Here To Fame
A couple videos of Pixel Monster aka Giggly Cook painting in Namibia…
Luderitz, June 2011
And getting the local kids involved:
Luderitz, February 2012
The video is a pitch for an upcoming graffiti film called Bomb The World. It features Aroe, a notorious train bomber, and the main concept is to take him to various slums all over the world to paint.
Check out some coverage of Rwanda around 2:42…
This project looks really cool and we look forward to seeing it being produced.
This is Blu‘s first time in Africa, although he did have an art work on display in Cape Town last year. He painted another great commentary piece near the Melilla/Morocco border about the security on European borders to keep people out.
Thousands of people pass through the border every day to buy imported products to re-sell in Morocco.
From April 10th, street artists from Egypt, Tunisia and Germany including Aya Tarek, Ammar, El Seed, Andreas von Chrzanowski aka Case (Ma’Claim), Abo Bakr and Ganzeer will create a street art gallery. There will also be ten massive ankh sculptures (the Egyptian key of life) created by Egyptian artists, as well as other related events.
El Seed (Tunisia):
Ganzeer (Cairo, Egypt):
Ammar Abo Bakr (Luxor, Egypt):
Aya Tarek (Alexandria, Egypt):
Thursday 12th of April
Solitaire: theater performance by Dalia Basiouny, director and actress from Cairo
Followed by panel discussions with Dalia Basiouny and the street artists and the cultural activists Caram Kapp & Don Karl, moderated by Dr. Kersten Knipp.
Gallus Theater, Kleyerstraße 15, 60326 Frankfurt
Friday 13th of April
Opening of the Street Art Gallery
First Friday Egyptian Street Art & Arabic Graffiti
7:00 pm - Midnight
Arabic Graffiti - El Seed & Don Karl present the book and project
8:00 pm - Exhibition Foyer
Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution - Ganzeer & Don Karl
9:00 pm - Exhibition Foyer
Tutankhamun exhibition hall, Mainzer Landstraße, Güterplatz, 60327 Frankfurt am Main
More about the book:
“Since the start of the Arab uprisings the Middle East has seen an unparalleled explosion of graffiti. Many slogans which were later sung by the people on the streets first appeared on walls from Tunisia to Bahrain. Egypt has played a remarkable role in this phenomenon. Even when the army tanks rolled onto Tahrir Square in Cairo, they were immediately adorned with graffiti. Along with people from all walks of life, artists, calligraphers and designers took over the public space. In no time a vital and now globally acclaimed street art scene emerged.”
“Arabic Graffiti is an intercultural project by From Here To Fame that involves artists, activists and academics from various Middle Eastern countries and their diasporas. Started as an art and book project, the recent events in the region have led to an active involvement of many participants in the transforming changes of the region. Events and exhibitions are currently being developed in Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, France and Germany.”
Okuda is a Spanish graffiti graffiti artist and designer who has traveled to many corners of the world, from other European countries to the Americas, Japan, India and even Mali in Africa!
He’ll be back on the African continent this month as he will be a participating artist at City of Gold Urban Art Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Below are some works he did in Mali in 2011:
Siren Crew holding it down in Botswana:
With his bright, colourful and highly detailed stencils, Christian Guémy a.k.a C215, is probably one of the worlds best stencil artists. A graffiti artist for over 20 years, he put up his first stencil in 2006 and has since painted in cities all across Europe as well as in India and South America. His work mainly focuses on portraiture and has been featured inside many galleries across the globe.
Hailing from France, C215 has crossed the Mediterranean on more than one occasion, painting in the streets of African countries Morocco and Senegal. One thing he is known for is not going out to paint, but taking his paint with him - everywhere he goes!
Images via Unurth.com
Check out all the artworks by C125 in Africa, by city:
Since the first phase of the project was a success, the collective created new works around the city in December 2011. We hope to see the project growing in the years to come as well as seeing new street artists emerging from the streets of Dakar.
It has been a whole year since the January 25 uprising in Egypt last year…
Below are some images of street art in Cairo throughout this revolution, which is still happening.