#CAMural

In the lead up to the launch of Capsule Arts Studio, Capsule Arts and partner company Lobo & Listone commissioned The Domino to create a mural for permanent display on the front fascia of their Al Quoz warehouse. Inspired by Dubai and it's ever changing landscape, artists Fathima Mohuiddin and Paul Brewer spent 10 days working late into the evening on a scaffolding tower to transform the building into a site for public art.

A vibrant depiction of Dubai, the abstract artwork takes you from old Dubai to the contemporary metropolis we see today, filled with elements from Dubai's heritage, culture, architecture, and urban city life.

Here's a few pictures of the journey, and we hope you pop by to see the real thing.

Fathima starts by sketching out the mural design
Fathima starts by sketching out the mural design
Scaffolding goes up
Scaffolding goes up
First day up on the scaffold for Fathima and Paul
First day up on the scaffold for Fathima and Paul
After sketching out the design in real scale painting begins
After sketching out the design in real scale painting begins
Progress at dusk
Progress at dusk
Ready to start another evening of panting
Ready to start another evening of panting
Work on the black detailing begins
Work on the black detailing begins
Scaffolding coming down ahead of launch night
Scaffolding coming down ahead of launch night
Capsule Arts Studio launch night
Capsule Arts Studio launch night
In the light of day you can see the mural from Sheikh Zayed Road if you look through the service road just before the Al Waha Street exit moving in the direction of Burj Khalifa
In the light of day you can see the mural from Sheikh Zayed Road if you look through the service road just before the Al Waha Street exit moving in the direction of Burj Khalifa
 

We've launched!

Thank you to many of you who came to our official opening of Capsule Arts Studio, and the launch of our first limited edition print collection last Thursday. We hope you had a fun evening, enjoyed the artworks on display, and had a chance to meet the artists. If you didn't manage to make it, here are some great pictures that everyone has been sharing with us. You can also see more at #CAlaunch

All artworks are now available to view and buy online at www.capsulearts.com

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Meet Fathima Mohiuddin

Artist Fathima Mohiuddin
Artist Fathima Mohiuddin

Otherworldly is one way to describe Fathima Mohiuddin’s work. Meditatively she creates illustrations and cityscapes with chaotic heavy lines, both bold and timid, some erratic and others graceful, that appear to take on a life of their own and consume any surface they’re given.

Her signature style has been translated unto murals, sketchbooks, charcoal drawings, graffiti, stop-motion animation and large-scale canvases. And just as it’s hard to put Fathima into a box given her Dubai-born but Indian/Candian identity, it is equally as difficult to confine her abstract work to one style.

As a student of fine arts and sociology, Fathima’s interests in the role art plays in society has contributed largely to the conceptual framework of her art that delves into the subconscious, dreams, notions of compulsion and the relationship between artist and creation.

Baloon by Fathima Mohuiddin
Baloon by Fathima Mohuiddin

Growing up in a family that has always stressed the importance of social contribution, Fathima has herself gone down a road where she has to be able to find some social or humane value in what she does. This has led to her involvement in a number of projects that aim to uplift artists and non-artists alike, and as an artist and socially conscious citizen she continues to delve into social value and functions of art, curate exhibits, runs artist-led initiatives and works with under privileged children.

Fathima has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art & Culture from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London. In the last three years in the UAE, she has exhibited her work in near to 15 exhibitions, and is also the recipient of the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award in 2010 where she was placed first. She was further selected for the British Councils Cultural Leadership International Programme and has been nominated for Emirates Woman of the Year 2011.

The Automatic Syndrome by Fathima Mohuiddin, awarded first place in the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award 2010
The Automatic Syndrome by Fathima Mohuiddin, awarded first place in the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award 2010

She is the founder of the artist-run entity The Domino, which is a platform for artistic communities to develop a locally based art scene and creative-social identity in Dubai.

For her artwork set for Capsule Arts limited edition art prints, Fathima Mohuiddin will be featuring drawings from her sketchbooks available to purchase for the first time at capsulearts.com, for more details about her featured artworks and the launch collection sign up here.