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 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.