This Egyptian Artist is Using Graffiti to Celebrate Women

Published August 4th, 2017 - 04:30 GMT
A fan stands in front of one of Radwan's murals. (Instagram / nadinkhalifa)
A fan stands in front of one of Radwan's murals. (Instagram / nadinkhalifa)

Graffiti is an art form that has been used time and time again to counter specific oppressive and dogmatic ideas. A good example of this is the the 25th of January Revolution, a time when the streets of Cairo were transformed into canvases for people to express their thoughts.

Today’s story, however, comes from Egypt’s North Coast, from the place Egyptians have made their number one vacation spot.

Above: The Batman v Superman mural. (Talenthouse)

Mohamed Radwan – AKA @egysober – is an Egyptian architect and amateur graffiti artist. Radwan is most famous for being the winner of a Warner Bros. Studio Design Contest. He won the award for the graffiti he had created and designed, whilst being inspired by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Radwan’s latest project is located in Sahel’s Seah Hub compound. It is a graffiti mural, dedicated to the cause of female empowerment in Egypt—and we love it. 

Radwan’s project features what he sees as perhaps the world's current symbol of international female empowerment: Wonder Woman (a view held by some to be controversial). The graffiti also features characters like Rosie the Riveter, and contains lyrics from songs like Beyonce’s "Run the World (Girls)."

Edited by Al Bawaba

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