Capsule Arts at the 'Shop the Night Christmas Market'

Night-Market-christmas-social
Night-Market-christmas-social

We'll be at Tom & Serg tomorrow night for the Corner Shop-organised 'Shop the Night Market - Christmas Style'! It's the perfect opportunity to do a spot of Christmas shopping, with over 30 vendors selling everything from art to fashion and homeware.

You can find us upstairs with our pop-up shop, bring you a selection of our limited edition art prints by artists from the UAE and GCC, which make lovely and unique gifts.

See you there!

 

Come and find us at Party in the Park this Friday!

This Friday 14 November, we'll be partying up a storm in the park as part of Dubai's newest music festival, held at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. There's a fantastic line up, with local DJs in the Hype Dance Arena and international headliners like Lily Allen and the Ting Tings.

You can find us at the laid back Good Garden Stage featuring live acoustic acts. We'll be putting on a display of our limited edition art prints by UAE and GCC artists and anyone buying on the day can enjoy 10% discounts on all our prints. See you there!

For more information about Party in the Park, tickets and details of the full music line up, click here.

 

Meet artist Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark

A self-portrait of the artist
A self-portrait of the artist

Sudanese artist Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark is one of the featured artists in our second collection of limited edition art prints.

His semi-abstract paintings are filled with light and colour, depicting landscapes that are half-real, half-imagined. The contours of these landscapes are formed from delicate watercolour washes, Elmobark’s preferred medium.

'Landscape 3' by Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark, available as a limited edition print from Capsule Arts
'Landscape 3' by Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark, available as a limited edition print from Capsule Arts

He explains, "Water colour is my favourite medium for it is both easy and difficult to handle. Difficult because it is very testing and thought-provoking and easy because it is flowing and fluent…it can create an unmatchable purity."

L-R: 'Landscape 1' and 'Landscape 2' by Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark, available as a limited edition prints from Capsule Arts
L-R: 'Landscape 1' and 'Landscape 2' by Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark, available as a limited edition prints from Capsule Arts

Born and raised in Sudan, the landscape of his native country still serves as a source of inspiration for his art, with the rich, jewel tones of his early childhood always finding their way into his paintings.

The landscapes of Sudan and the UAE serve as inspiration for Elmobark's half-real, half-imagined landscape paintings
The landscapes of Sudan and the UAE serve as inspiration for Elmobark's half-real, half-imagined landscape paintings

Elmobark’s landscapes often include elements of architecture, with buildings and towers grouping together to form towns. These towns appear and disappear into the surrounding landscape and are reminiscent of the communities found in remote locations in the UAE.

Check out our selection of prints of the artist's work here.

Watercolours by Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark
Watercolours by Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark

Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark has a degree in photography from the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum, Sudan. He is based in Sharjah and works as a graphic designer at Dubai Municipality. He has exhibited extensively throughout the region and internationally. Selected exhibitions include: Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation, Dubai (2014); Emirates Cultural Festival, Dubai (2003); Art Attack Gallery, Dubai (2007); Majlis Gallery, Dubai (2001); the Bangladesh Biennial (2001); the Sharjah Biennial (1995-1999); and Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation (1999).

Watercolours by Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark
Watercolours by Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark