Capsule Arts artists featured in the RCA Secret Dubai 2015 exhibition

Now that the identities of the previously anonymous regional and internationally acclaimed artists and designers participating in the recent RCA Secret Dubai exhibition have been revealed, we can officially let you know which Capsule Arts artists were involved! A number of the artists that we work with for our limited edition print collection participated in the exhibition, submitting original postcard-sized artworks which were exhibited at Art Dubai last weekend. All these postcards were up for sale on Saturday 21 March for AED500, with sales proceeds going towards supporting students of the Royal College of Art.

Check out the postcards by CA artists below...

Lama Khatib Daniel

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Introducing...Dr Najat Meky

Acclaimed Emirati artist Dr Najat Meky is one of the UAE’s pioneering contemporary artists. Her works reflect on the value of society, culture and tradition, and the female figure is prominent throughout her paintings. She uses women in her art, “because I want to show the ambition and hope Arab women have, and also to prove they have an important role to play in society”

Dr Meky plays with colours, subjects, shapes, lines and symbolism to express and trigger emotions. She considers all her work to be connected to environment and paints nature in vibrant colours to create visual rhythms.

Emirati artist Dr Najat Meky lives and works in Dubai. Born in the UAE in 1956, Meky was the first Emirati woman to be granted government scholarship to study art abroad. She has exhibited extensively in the region, including at Sharjah Art Museum in 2011, which also produced a comprehensive publication on her work. On an international level, Dr Meky has participated in numerous prestigious art events around the world such as the fourth International Beijing Biennial (2010); the China International Sculpture Symposium (2008); the International Art Festival in Korea and the Middle East (2010); and the Teheran International Biennial.

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She has been the recipient of numerous awards such as the artist’s award at the Arab Woman Awards (2013); the UAE Award of Culture and Arts (2008); the Al Owais Award of Culture and Science (1994); the first edition of the Sharjah Biennial Award (1993); and an award from the first Al Ain Plastic Arts Exhibition (1991).

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Artist Studio Visits #3

Any visit to the studio houses within the area named 'Heart of Sharjah' is one of discovery filled with art, conversation, and tea. There's a beautiful atmosphere and an active community of artists working late into the evening. We spent the afternoon with Nasir Nasrallah, Mohammed Al Qassab and Basem Al Sayer. With regular trips to Sharjah there'll be more journal posts to come from this treasure trove of art.

Inside Nasir Nasrallah's studio
Inside Nasir Nasrallah's studio
Nasir is a keen collector of objects, notes and now photographs of visitors to his studio. Happy Capsule Arts is one of them!
Nasir is a keen collector of objects, notes and now photographs of visitors to his studio. Happy Capsule Arts is one of them!
Tea, flipping through sketchbooks and artist gifts
Tea, flipping through sketchbooks and artist gifts
Paints piled high and large scale paintings at Mohammed Al Qassab's studio
Paints piled high and large scale paintings at Mohammed Al Qassab's studio
New works by Mohammed Al Qassab
New works by Mohammed Al Qassab
Basem Al Sayer's artwork in the Emirates Fine Art Society exhibition
Basem Al Sayer's artwork in the Emirates Fine Art Society exhibition
Basem Al Sayer's artwork in the Emirates Fine Art Society exhibition
Basem Al Sayer's artwork in the Emirates Fine Art Society exhibition