Long Live Free Art! is a long overdue Homage to the 1930’s Egyptian Art and Liberty Group (Art et Liberté) who fought unequivocally for freedom. Nine Egyptian Contemporary Artists showcase works that carry the torch of their freedom fighting predecessors.
Keizer, a nickname, rose from a wave of daring street artists, who during the 2011 popular Egyptian uprising took Egypt by storm. With clean cut looking pieces used as a means to achieve social change, Keizer aimed at triggering passers-by and protesters to think for themselves and to free their mind by unlocking 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.