Mergouza is the latest town to be hit by the rising street art scene in Morocco


The Cultural Hybrid

Well-known street artist El Mac has brought more life to the streets of popular Moroccan desert towns after spending a few weeks in the country in June 2016.

El Mac was part of the Igloo Hong project and spent a couple weeks in Merzouga and Agdz, to paint some small murals with an all star team of artists including David Choe, Andrew Hem, Aaron Horkey, Mars 1, Esao Andrews and DVS1.

Processed with VSCO with c8 preset Group of artists bringing desert towns to life. Photo: Paco Raterta.

The American artist created captivating photo-realistic imagery, which he is known for, encapsulating the essence of locals using spray-paint.

dsc0091c-hssain-ahnana-d8add8b3d8a7d98ad986-d8a7d987d986d8a7d986d8a7-merzouga-sm Hussain Ahnana and his portrait. Photo: El Mac.

In Merzouga, doorway to the Sahara, a mural – background by Andrew Hem – inspired from El Mac’s photo of Sahrawi nomad Hussain Ahnana (حساين اهنانا) who also owns the tourist camping ground Secret du Sahara where it is found.

img_18912bdavid2bchoe2bsm El Mac at…

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