An upcoming artist in our line-up for A Global Street Art Story, Yazan Halwani is one of the youngest and most notable street artists to come from Lebanon. Blending Arabic calligraphy, geometric patterns, and portraiture, Halwani uses urban landscapes to tell stories of his people and culture.
Halwani recently completed a mural in Beirut as a tribute to the legendary Lebanese singer Sabah. An iconic figure in the country's history, Sabah shattered societal norms and expectations. Inspired by her willingness to break taboos, Halwani created the mural in the "Heart of Hamra," a neighborhood that thrived with creativity and culture prior to the Civil War. Following the war, Hamra was not able to return to the artistic center that it once was. Halwani's mural aims to restore the neighborhood to its former state.
Stayed tuned for more come with Yazan Halwani and Station 16 Gallery!