Born in Paris in 1981, eL Seed’s intricate compositions call not only on the words and their meaning but also on their movement, which ultimately lures the viewer into a different state of mind. Working primarily with subjects that seem contradictory, eL Seed’s art reflects the reality of mankind and the world we live in today. eL Seed installed his work on public spaces, galleries and institutions on every continent. From the streets of Paris or New York, to the Favelas of Rio di Janeiro or the slums of Cape Town, his contemporary approach aims to bring people, cultures and generations together.
Interestingly, ‘eL Seed’ is a pseudo-name that was inspired at the age of 16 by ‘Le Cid’ (meaning ‘The Lord’ in Arabic), a five-act tragicomedy written by one of the greatest seventeenth-century French dramatists Pierre Corneille in 1636.