Meet Perryhan El-Ashmawi

Perryhan El-Ashmawi in her studio in Bahrain
Perryhan El-Ashmawi in her studio in Bahrain

Perryhan El-Ashmawi works with a post-modern approach by placing her subjects within an intensely coloured and ornamented surface.  She merges pop culture with a rather traditional painting technique, creating an ‘eye-candy’ that is aesthetically pleasing to the viewer. By doing so, Perryhan’s artwork plays on society’s insatiable need to impress the public with pleasing depictions.

Perryhan works with large-scale dimensions mainly treated with oil paint, but are often interrogated with spray paint and stenciling techniques. Graphic and graffiti illustrative work are a few examples of urban art that has influence in her artistic style.

Paintings by Perryhan El-Ashmawi in her studio
Paintings by Perryhan El-Ashmawi in her studio

Perryhan El Ashmawi was born in Bahrain in 1988 to Egyptian parents. In 2009 she attained a BA in Fine Art from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, majoring in Painting and Drawing.

Installation view of 'The Leap' exhibited in Bahrain
Installation view of 'The Leap' exhibited in Bahrain

She has held exhibitions in Bahrain, UAE and Canada. She was also fortunate to showcase for the 39th Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition.  Perryhan is a member of The Tashkeel Arts Group and Bahrain’s Art Society, where she participates in various artist-led workshops.

Whether or not Perryhan’s artistry rises to an international level of stardom as she envisions, she is certain that art will always be a lifetime passion.

This Autumn Capsule Arts will launch a set of limited edition art prints by Perryhan El-Ashmawi that will be available to purchase at capsulearts.com, for more details about her featured artworks and the launch collection sign up here.

 

Meet the artists

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meet the artists_flat

We're delighted to announce the 18 artists who will feature in the launch collection of Capsule Arts limited edition prints, the vast majority of whom live, work and produce art in the UAE.

Andrew Field, Arcadia Blank, Emily Gordon, Fathima Mohiuddin, James Matthews, Jill Thomas Whatley, Julia Ibbini, Kate Toldeo, Kathryn Ryan, Kathryn Wilson, Khalid Mezaina, Lama Khatib Daniel, Matt Ryder, Mohammed Al Qassab, Nasir Nasrallah, Nivedita Saha, Noush Like Sploosh, and Perryhan El-Ashmawi.

In the coming weeks Capsule Arts would like you to get to know them better - what inspires their artwork, what their practise involves, and even where they work. We'll be keeping you updated on our facebooktwitter, and instagram pages, as well as artist features right here on our journal.

In the lead up to the launch, Société Perrier will also be running a series of interviews with the artists so make sure to check them out.

To receive all the latest information from Capsule Arts and for news about the launch sign up on our website www.capsulearts.com

 

Artist Studio Visits #2

We've been out and about with more visits to artist studios getting a real insight into how artists in this region are working and discovering experiments and new works they've been busy working away on. This entry takes us to Abu Dhabi and the studios of artists Emily Gordon and James Matthews. Director Deepa Bhatia also made a fleeting visit to Bahrain and the studios of artists Perryhan and Jamal Abdul Rahim.

Artist Studio of Emily Gordon
Artist Studio of Emily Gordon
Artwork by Emily Gordon
Artwork by Emily Gordon
Artist Studio of James Matthews
Artist Studio of James Matthews
Artwork by James Matthews
Artwork by James Matthews
Artist Studio of Perryhan
Artist Studio of Perryhan
New works by Perryhan
New works by Perryhan
Jamal Abdul Rahim studio
Jamal Abdul Rahim studio

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