Muslimpress:A group of Afghan artists have started graffiti on the walls of buildings in the capital. The group tries to revive the art and to highlight social problems in Afghanistan after almost four decades of war.
A Kabul - based artist is trying to make the Afghan city the graffiti capital of the world. Kabir Mokamel was born in Kabul but moved to Canberra, Australia, as a teenager. In 2010 the graphic designer shocked friends and colleagues when he announced he was returning to the country of his birth. Mokamel said his motivation for returning was to help cultivate a return to the pre - conflict values he remembers before fleeing war.
He formed a group, namedArt Lords
, which uses street art to highlight social problems in Afghanistan after almost four decades of war. The blast walls that protect government buildings, businesses, and embassies are their canvas. Members of the Art Lords recently painted a group of street sweepers on a wall surrounding Afghanistan ' s secret service headquarters to honor Kabul ' s ordinary citizens. " I want people to define who really are the heroes of my city, " Mokamel explained. " It moves people away from the mentality of war. "
Volunteers and fans of the Art Lords ' work come back day after day. One artist, Maryam Kohi, said: " These walls… make the city look like a prison… With these paintings we want to take our anti - corruption message to the people. "
Afghan people in the last decade have been deprived from the basic needs of an ordinary life, this is while Afghan families try to keep their hopes alive and make life happier for their kids.
The Afghanistan government also declared last month that selling toy guns to kids is illegal, since the country need to get away