eL Seed Tabula Rasa

25 January - 9 March 2019
Lazinc Sackville

Exhibition detail


25 January - 9 March 2019


Lazinc Sackville

Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm


Lazinc is proud to present a solo exhibition by Tunisian-French artist eL Seed. Opening in January the exhibition will celebrate Lazinc’s first anniversary at 29 Sackville Street and the artist’s first solo presentation in the UK.


Tabula Rasa will delve into and unravel the symbolic quality of language, by directly engaging with words and their embodied meanings. Mixing the highly stylised Arabic script with an unfinished aesthetic, eL Seed aims to pry letters from their history, and to attempt to begin again without preconception. His paintings explore the curvature of the language, while masking its complete legibility, thereby interrupting assumption and prompting the audience to investigate language in a new way.


eL Seed aims to not simply look to the inferences of words but also how language circulates on a global scale, and specifically how the Arabic language has become wrought with contention. In addition to exhibiting in galleries and institutions, the artist continues to use public spaces as a way to engage audiences all over the world.

“I truly believe that art is a way to open dialogue. I like to think that my artwork can cut through the boundaries that we place between ourselves; whether physical, cultural or linguistic. My exhibition at Lazinc represents a new style of painting, where I am attempting to break down my thought process into layers. It also asks the audience to question the way they think and how much they have been affected by assumption or misconception.”

- eL Seed 



eL Seed: Tabula Rasa at Lazinc

In January 2019, Lazinc will present Tabula Rasa, a solo exhibition of new works by contemporary Tunisian-French artist, eL Seed.
Country and Town House, Dec 18 2018

eL Seed brings his brand of contemporary calligraphy to London for first UK show

French-Tunisian artist’s 'tabula rasa' paintings at Lazinc will challenge “deep-seated preconceptions” about Arabic script
Gareth Haris , The Art Newspaper , Dec 26 2018

Made in the Middle East

Dubai's art movement gains momentum.
The Daily Telegraph , Dec 28 2018

eL Seed's Tabula Rasa in London

The impression is that the approach to calligraphy has largely changed with the rapid digitalization, although this specific form of graphic design, if we may call it that, is still present in various fields of human activity.
Balasz Takac, Widewalls , Dec 28 2018

eL Seed Brings His Brand of Contemporary Calligraphy to London

The French-Tunisian street artist eL Seed will unveil new works, and his latest twist on depicting Arabic script, in his first UK solo show due to launch at Lazinc Gallery in Mayfair next month (Tabula Rasa, 25 January-9 March).
Alpha Omega Arts, Dec 31 2018

London's January Culture Crush

What to see and experience in London, including the arty afternoon tea at Rosewood London and eL Seed's latest exhibition at Lazinc on Sackville Street.
Felicity Carter, Forbes, Jan 2 2019

20 questions with... eL Seed

Presenting everything you need to know about French-Tunisian calligraphist making a change to Arabic perceptions ahead of his first UK solo show opening on 25 January
Poppy Malby, GQ Online , Jan 6 2019

eL Seed: Tabula Rasa

Lazinc presents Tabula Rasa, a solo exhibition of new works by Tunisian-French artist, eL Seed.
Lara Morrell, My Art Guides, Jan 17 2019

Sunday Brunch

As Brexit, in one form or other, edges ever closer, we examine the plight of refugees in the UK through a play. Plus: Middle Eastern art, the power of the termite and some alcohol-free gin and tonic.
Emma Nelson, Monocle24, Jan 20 2019

The Abu Dhabi Dream Ball is coming to the capital for a star-studded gala dinner

The gala dinner will take place in support of UNICEF at Emirates Palace on Thursday January 31 and will include a live auction of original artwork by international artist eL Seed.
Emma Pearson, TimeOut Abu Dhabi, Jan 23 2019

'Don’t Miss' - eL Seed: Tabula Rasa

Lazinc Gallery, 29 Sackville Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 3DX
Eye Magazine, Jan 23 2019

Cambridge ‘calligraffiti’ mural wins protection until 2020

A "calligraffiti" mural which has attracted visitors to a block of flats in Cambridge will remain in place until at least next year.
Mark Shields, BBC News , Jan 23 2019

Capital Gains

Time to get to know the art of terribly cool eL Seed.
Frankie McCoy, ES Magazine, Jan 24 2019

Interview with eL Seed

On today's show we were joined by artist eL Seed, and director Simon Ryninks & writer Zak Klein.
Steve Harcourt, Soho Radio, Jan 24 2019

Lazinc opens a solo exhibition of new works by contemporary Tunisian-French artist eL Seed

Lazinc is presenting Tabula Rasa, a solo exhibition of new works by contemporary Tunisian-French artist, eL Seed.
Jose Villareal , Art Daily, Jan 26 2019

YouTube: eL Seed: Tabula Rasa exhibition

eL Seed : Tabula Rasa Exhibition
Emma Jaya Becque, Winkball Video, Jan 29 2019

The best art exhibitions, London, to see this February

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Lucy Scovell, Culture Whisper, Jan 29 2019

video / interview ‘eL Seed and Tabula Rasa | In Conversation | Showcase

In the 21st century, Arabic calligraphy has moved beyond just being beautiful writings emanating from paper.
TRT World , Jan 30 2019

eL Seed - Tabula Rasa

With an array of paint spray cans, French-Tunisian artist eL Seed, has adorned many a building wall the world over with his personal brand of graffiti art.
Bob Chaundy, Considering Art, Jan 29 2019

eL Seed Tabula Rasa exhibition – interview

A solo exhibition of work by Tunisian-French artist El Seed, exploring the symbolism of language and script.
Interviewed by Francesca Della Penna, Winkball Video, Jan 24 2019

eL Seed – global calligraffiti artist

eL Seed’s first UK exhibition opened at Lazinc, a gallery housed in a historic building in London’s Mayfair, on January 25, 2019.
Kohler DesignFul, Feb 1 2019

eL Seed makes his solo UK show debut

The calligraphy specialist’s ongoing exhibition – Tabula Rasa – challenges biases and ill-formed preconceptions
Gulf Business, Feb 5 2019

The Biggest Exhibitions to See in London Right Now

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Tabish Khan, The Londonist, Feb 4 2019

Art News

Lazinc presents new works by Tunisian-French artist eL Seed, which showcase the artist's signature style of graffit-come-calligraphy.
Mayfair Times, Feb 2 2019

London Calling – eL Seed’s first UK solo show is here

Tunisian artist eL Seed makes his solo London Gallery debut with Tabula Rasa, which features acrylic on canvas paintings showcasing his signature abstract Arabic script.
Caterina Mithe, Vogue Arabia, Feb 1 2019
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