Artist Studio Visits #3

Any visit to the studio houses within the area named 'Heart of Sharjah' is one of discovery filled with art, conversation, and tea. There's a beautiful atmosphere and an active community of artists working late into the evening. We spent the afternoon with Nasir Nasrallah, Mohammed Al Qassab and Basem Al Sayer. With regular trips to Sharjah there'll be more journal posts to come from this treasure trove of art.

Inside Nasir Nasrallah's studio
Inside Nasir Nasrallah's studio
Nasir is a keen collector of objects, notes and now photographs of visitors to his studio. Happy Capsule Arts is one of them!
Nasir is a keen collector of objects, notes and now photographs of visitors to his studio. Happy Capsule Arts is one of them!
Tea, flipping through sketchbooks and artist gifts
Tea, flipping through sketchbooks and artist gifts
Paints piled high and large scale paintings at Mohammed Al Qassab's studio
Paints piled high and large scale paintings at Mohammed Al Qassab's studio
New works by Mohammed Al Qassab
New works by Mohammed Al Qassab
Basem Al Sayer's artwork in the Emirates Fine Art Society exhibition
Basem Al Sayer's artwork in the Emirates Fine Art Society exhibition
Basem Al Sayer's artwork in the Emirates Fine Art Society exhibition
Basem Al Sayer's artwork in the Emirates Fine Art Society exhibition
 

Artist Studio Visits #1

Last week was filled with studio visits of Dubai based artists in preparation for our limited edition print collection, due for release later this year. It's always fascinating to see where an artist works, their tools, daily rituals and inspirations laid out amongst their artworks. Here we feature the studios and artworks of Dubai based artists Lama Khatib Dianel, Kate Toledo, Fathima Mohiuddin and Kathryn Wilson.

Studio of artist Lama Khatib Daniel
Studio of artist Lama Khatib Daniel
Sifting through Lama Khatib Daniel's Sunnies Series
Sifting through Lama Khatib Daniel's Sunnies Series
Large scale charcoal drawings by Lama Khatib Daniel
Large scale charcoal drawings by Lama Khatib Daniel
Studio of Artist Kate Toledo
Studio of Artist Kate Toledo
Work in progress by Kate Toledo
Work in progress by Kate Toledo
Artwork by Kate Toledo
Artwork by Kate Toledo
Studio of artist Fathima Mohiuddin
Studio of artist Fathima Mohiuddin
Flipping through sketchbooks of Fathima Mohiuddin
Flipping through sketchbooks of Fathima Mohiuddin
Artwork by Fathima Mohiuddin
Artwork by Fathima Mohiuddin
Artwork by Kathryn Wilson
Artwork by Kathryn Wilson
Artwork by Kathryn Wilson
Artwork by Kathryn Wilson
Artwork by Kathryn Wilson
Artwork by Kathryn Wilson

In the coming weeks we'll be featuring more artists studios and artworks as we prepare for the launch of Capsule Arts online store selling limited edition prints. Please feel free to leave your comments, it's good to get feedback on what interests you as we build the collection.

 

Think outside the book

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Working on design projects and our own initiatives with a combination of interior designers and artists, we're always looking through countless sketchbooks, and drawing out ideas - we're visual learners! So when we found this office of Amsterdam based company Nothing, designed by freelance creative Alrik Koudenburg - it instantly hit a chord with us.

To find out more about the project and how it took shape go to http://www.alrik.nl/#/work/nothing/