Princess Hijab is an anonymous street artist working primarily in Paris. Its art centres on veiling the main characters on subway advertisements using black paint. Few facts are known about Princess Hijab except that this person was born in 1988, that much of their known work has appeared in metro stations across Paris.
Princess Hijab is recognized as the founder of “hijabism”, a movement based on the “niqabizing”, or “hijabizing” of advertising images. It is widely recognized for its iconic images of veiled girls, boys and courting couples on advertising posters, which reference contemporary culture, celebrity culture and the world of fashion. Its humour attempts to expose contradictions inherent in mainstream culture.
Despite the controversy surrounding its work, Princess Hijab insists that it is not involved in any political or religious lobbies and has no links with the advertising industry: “She [Princess Hijab] is the leader of an artistic fight, nothing else”.
def going to look for her work around Paris!