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About Artist Solomon Souza

Solomon Souza is a London-born painter and street artist who has produced hundreds of studio canvases and murals across Israel.

Souza has received international attention for his spray-painted portraits in Jerusalem’s Shuk Machane Yehuda Market. [create a page here of his shuk art, then link to it here.][maybe link to http://en.machne.co.il/category/graffiti-and-night-life-tour]

He is the grandson of the late F.N.Souza, the founder of modern Indian art.

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Exploring biblical stories and historical themes, Solomon Souza uses modern techniques, such as spray paint, to portray the complexities of man as a human mosaic, detailing specific instances of struggle, heroism, and redemption. In his most recent project of founding the “Shuk Gallery” in Jerusalem’s central marketplace, Souza depicts on hundreds of metal store shutters the portraits and landscapes of famous and unfamiliar heroes that have shaped the course of human history, including Sophie Scholl and Mahatma Gandhi.Souza’s style emerged from the underground graffiti scene in his native city of London. His work is displayed publicly in the Shuk Gallery, as well as on walls of various Israeli cities, including Jerusalem, Safed, and Netanya. He is a young artist who works with his surroundings to bring vibrancy, color, and creativity into the public sphere as well as private homes

Among other things, Souza created/found the “Shuk Gallery” in Jerusalem’s central marketplace, Souza depicts on hundreds of metal store shutters the portraits and landscapes of famous and unfamiliar heroes that have shaped the course of human history, including Sophie Scholl and Mahatma Gandhi.

Souza’s style emerged from the underground graffiti scene in his native city of London. His work is displayed publicly in the Shuk Gallery, as well as on walls of various Israeli cities, including Jerusalem, Safed, and Netanya. He is a young artist who works with his surroundings to bring vibrancy, color, and creativity into the public sphere as well as private homes

 

Some videos of him talking about his art, inspiration, process…
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