eL Seed

Born in Paris in 1981, eL Seed’s intricate calligraphic 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 in public spaces, galleries, and institutions on every continent. From the streets of Paris or New York to the Favelas of Rio de 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 inspired at the age of 16 by ‘Le Cid’ (meaning ‘the Lord’ in medieval Spain), a five-act tragicomedy written by one of the great writers seventeenth-century French dramatists Pierre Corneille in 1636.