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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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 Kate Toledo

artist Kate Toledo
artist Kate Toledo

As an artist of impulse Toledo enjoys working with acrylics due to their fast-drying nature and her paintings are large, her colors strong and her themes bold. Toledo has always been highly influenced by her surrounding environment and those themes have been rigorously applied to her artistic work.

Largely influenced by her own history of travels from Tanzania to San Paulo Brazil and now Dubai, she takes inspiration from the Baroque art of Brazilian churches, sacred art museums and antique markets, and throughout her school years Matisse. She was fascinated by the Fauve moment during her time at Art School in San Paulo where she graduated in painting and photography.

Lynx Incense Burner on a blue background by Kate Toledo
Lynx Incense Burner on a blue background by Kate Toledo

For her moving to the Middle East was an artistic challenge. Initially, she was inspired by the old souks and villages and mashrabia windows. Now her style has combined both architecture and patterns from the Middle East with her Brazilian palette, resulting in vibrancy and intricate detail of design. These elements of design are taken from Islamic embroidery and the repeated figures captured are inspired by 12th century museum pieces from the Islamic world.

Kate Toledo's sketchbooks, and scarf designs in her Jumeriah studio
Kate Toledo's sketchbooks, and scarf designs in her Jumeriah studio

Kate Toldeo has won several prizes for her work in San Paulo and Italy, and has exhibited in three countries. Her latest project is a series of silk scarves, the designs of which were available at dXb Store in March 2013.

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