Inspirations: Kathryn Wilson at Centurion Star

Last year we installed two of Dubai-based artist Kathryn Wilson's vibrant abstract paintings in the lobbies of the Centurion Star, Dubai’s first freehold commercial property in Deira. Her colourful compositions added a burst of warmth and energy into the light and airy interiors. Wilson has been a resident of the UAE for the last 20 years and her work is strongly influenced by what she sees in her local environment. She is particularly fascinated by society and traditional culture in the more remote areas of the UAE and Oman. She frequently explores the city around her, taking along a camera to document discoveries that she finds inspiring and translating these elements into organic shapes and patterns in her canvases.

Here we take a look at some of Wilson's  photography and inspirations alongside her abstract paintings. For more information on Kathryn Wilson and to see her collection of limited edition prints for Capsule Arts, visit our website.

Clockwise from left: Kathryn Wilson's work installed at Centurion Star; 'Blue Palm', a photograph by Wilson taken in Muscat, Oman, © Kathryn Wilson;  'Omani Door', a photograph by Wilson taken in Dhofar, Oman, © Kathryn Wilson
Clockwise from left: Kathryn Wilson's work installed at Centurion Star; 'Blue Palm', a photograph by Wilson taken in Muscat, Oman, © Kathryn Wilson; 'Omani Door', a photograph by Wilson taken in Dhofar, Oman, © Kathryn Wilson
Clockwise from left: an architectural detail in Oman; one of Kathryn Wilson's paintings at Centurion Star; 'Seeb Beach', a photograph taken by Kathryn Wilson in Muscat, Oman, © Kathryn Wilson
Clockwise from left: an architectural detail in Oman; one of Kathryn Wilson's paintings at Centurion Star; 'Seeb Beach', a photograph taken by Kathryn Wilson in Muscat, Oman, © Kathryn Wilson
Kathryn Wilson with one of her works, available from our online store as a limited edition print
Kathryn Wilson with one of her works, available from our online store as a limited edition print
 

Our week at Design Days Dubai

Last week Capsule Arts participated in Design Days Dubai presenting Giles Miller Studio as part of the installations segment of the fair. It was a great week working to put together the twin light installations Castor and Pollux that took over 20 hours to install onsite, and countless hours in preparation for the Giles Miller team before arriving in Dubai from the UK. The week also included a talk title 'The Role and Value of Bespoke in Interior Design', chaired by Rachael Brown of Capsule Arts and included Giles Miller, Andy Martin who was exhibiting with the Crafts Council, and Dubai based Interior Designer Pallavi Dean.

Here's a few pictures from the week and you can view more on our instagram page. Thank you to everyone that posted their own photos and videos, many of which we reposted.

Tiny etched brass components
Tiny etched brass components
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IMG_5574
Laying out all the components for the light installations
Laying out all the components for the light installations
Near completion on the first light installation towards the end of day one
Near completion on the first light installation towards the end of day one
Starting on light installation number two
Starting on light installation number two
Ready for press day!
Ready for press day!
Design Days Dubai Director Cyril Zammit talking at the press opening
Design Days Dubai Director Cyril Zammit talking at the press opening
Celebrating at the opening night after party with our Verve Clicquot balloon
Celebrating at the opening night after party with our Verve Clicquot balloon
close up
close up
Looking inside the light installation
Looking inside the light installation
Fair Director Cyril Zammit talks to Dubai One at our stand
Fair Director Cyril Zammit talks to Dubai One at our stand
The Role & Value of Bespoke in Interior Design talk
The Role & Value of Bespoke in Interior Design talk
Capsule Arts project photographer Nikolas Margaritas takes some shots of the installations
Capsule Arts project photographer Nikolas Margaritas takes some shots of the installations