Street art is an unconscious creative collective. It’s a synchronized global expression that serves as alternative media and can induce socio and political change through utilizing public space as a form of questioning reality.
It is a tool of dialogue between the artist and the masses in the most democratic form. The Egyptian revolution ignited an outburst of creativity, with a myriad of amateurs and self-taught artists engaging themselves in the revolution through graffiti to reach the masses.
Keizer, a nickname, rose from this wave of daring artists with his clean-cut-looking pieces used as a means to achieve social change and make people think for themselves by not locking them into restricted paradigms of thinking or confided mental landscapes.
Shrewd, insightful, with an immense sense of the pulse on the Egyptian street, Keizer’s work is reminiscent of Banksy and Shepard Fairey in that he tackles universal issues such as oppression, social injustice, artificiality in society and, most of all, reflect the importance of freedom of expression in art and in the societies we live it.
Keizer and Alaa Awad are two artists born during the Egyptian revolution and ultimately have become part of ArtTalks’ roster of artists.