Yazan Halwani was born in Beirut in 1993. Interested in the urban culture and street arts he got involved in the underground hip hop culture after being influenced by the French hip hop scene. At 14, Yazan started producing the largest graffiti murals on the walls of Beirut, and he is now one of the youngest graffiti artists in the Middle East. Yazan has tried to propagate this new art form in Lebanon by producing original graffiti pieces for houses, TV shows and shops. He has developed a unique new style by combining Arabic calligraphy and arabesques with urban western graffiti styles. Yazan’s street pieces are characterized by their complexity and their size (+40 m₂). Yazan participated in many live graffiti events and exhibitions; he has also won first place in the Bliss graffiti competition held in December 2010 in Hamra, in which most of the Lebanese graffiti artists participated.
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