You can now have a piece of street art in your living room thanks to the French Cultural Institute in Beirut (Centre Culturel Français) who highlighted last week during “La folle journée street art “ some of the best Lebanese street artists while showcasing their work under one roof. Rich and dynamic, with a twist of street roughness, the exposed artworks were rich in colors and filled with an artistic technique commonly found in the city exposing the Beiruty urban cultures.
Various styles were exposed while every artist was trying to showcase its own path and identity.
Among my favorites:
“HEADS AND TAILS”
Artist: Rami Mouallem “M3alim”
A strong painting structure with a modern artistic technique that varies according to where you are standing, looking at the child’s two different faces, feeling two different sensitive emotions.
The artist transformed an icon of the japanese design into a ‘Resistance’ street figure, in a country in need and that identifies itself in this character which was a perfect escapade during the long years of war.
Artist: Left: Zed | Right: Zed/Rul
It represents the soul through the erasure and disfiguration of the face, hence focusing on the discomfort of the young society that is expressing itself through street arts.
Title: Left: BEIRUT | Right: JUBRAN
The artist blended arabic calligraphy and modernized it in a street art graffiti that created a “calligraffity”.
The closure of this special exhibition was by the participation of EpS and Phat2 in drawing one big graffiti wall of the famous “Little Prince” (Le Petit Prince) in a street art crazy touch.
The blend of these different styles created a perfect unity and harmony and showed the degree of our need for this but on a bigger scale… being different yet united.