THE PRINT ROOM COLLECTIVE (PRC), a group of established and emerging regional artists that will be presenting their work collectively.
The collectives’ objective is to challenge the idea of digital vs. printed media, working together bimonthly to deliver new artwork at The Print Room.
Adel Ashkanani was born in 1987 in the city of Kuwait where he currently resides. During his college years he studied Radio/ TV/ and Film at the Lebanese American University, but due to political instability, he moved to London where he finished his degree with a major in communication and a minor in arts design and media. After moving back to Kuwait, he grew more curious as an aspiring artist, where he began to explore new methods and techniques that could be incorporated into modern day art but yet tell a story about the past as well. His First exhibition was Edge of Arabia in London, where he displayed his work and was able to study the notion of expanding boundaries both culturally and personally. After calling London home for a few years, he would soon absorb the multicultural diversity and instill what he has gathered upon moving back to Kuwait.
A Kuwait based photographer. My practice involves a study of space, subject, movement and light. Inspired by photography itself, the people I meet, the places I visit, my work indicates the relationship between the culture and the voice of individuals. I focus on humanity, where there’s an unspoken message between two or more souls. It’s a spiritual journey into people’s thoughts, dreams, hopes, and fears. They are intimate and subject-related scenes, where lights and shadows are reflecting true emotions without any direction or manipulation.
Aisha Burhama (b. 1989, Kuwait) Works as a Graphic designer and an artist outside of work. She focus mostly on female portrait and specially their hairstyles. Playing with stroke thickness and movements to create different hairstyles. As well as working on short stop-motion videos. Aisha graduated from the American University of Kuwait.www.behance.net/AishaNBurhama
Aseel AlYaqoub (b. 1986, Kuwait) plays between the past and the present, positioning herself between episodes that don't move forward. She searches for reoccurrences in social environments and performances that, although active, are stagnant. She uses nostalgia and historical events as tools to create satirical works that in and of themselves are loops. Her work currently focuses mainly on Kuwait and the Middle East.
AlYaqoub graduated from Chelsea College or Art and Design (London) with a BA in Spatial and Interior Design (2009). She later pursued an MFA at Pratt Institute (New York) in Sculpture.
Ceyda (Jeyda) Oskay is an artist, researcher, maker, and humanitarian worker. She works in a variety of artistic media, including textiles and fiber arts. Much of the themes in her artwork include traces of memories, lost histories, migration, and gender issues. She also works with patterns. She has done projects with the Sadu House Traditional Textile Museum and teaches workshops at The Print Room in Kuwait. She has studied at the University of Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Middle East Technical University, Istanbul Fashion Academy and Central St. Martins
Bedour also known as Dochan, illustraitor from Kuwait, I draw to express gratitude and happy feelings hoping to creat smiles in others. my work is about two characters, a girl and a boy innocently enjoying their simple life. I work with vibrant colors, acrylic, watercolor, copics, pencil colors and also do toy sewing. I did my first solo in Tokyo and had some shows there, I also participated in other exhibitions in Kuwait.
Tareq Sultan is a graphic designer and visual artist living in Kuwait. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and continued his graphic design studies at Parsons The New School for Design. Most of his artistic work uses modified forms of re-appropriated imagery, pop cultural and religious iconography, and an arguably degraded hybrid of colloquial Arabic and English as parts of its core communicative instruments; tackling subjects such as gender, sexual identity, idolisation and self censorship.
Born and raised in Kuwait, Thuraya Lynn is a Literature and Arts graduate. A self-trained illustrator, Thuraya's artistic tastes expanded as she fell in love with the old culture of South East Asia, particularly Japan. Thuraya Lynn hopes to explore the diverse traditions and cultures in her work. Thuraya Lynn nostalgically blends pop iconic characters from her traditional Arab home with the ever-evolving but mythical Japanese elements, balancing her Asian heritage with urban pop art.