Focusing on influential artists and artworks from CAP's private collection
'Spotlights' features artworks from CAP permanent collection. Ranging from Middle Eastern to International artists, these works portray different themes, styles and mediums.
Jeff Koons, Julien Opie, Etel Adnan, Damien Hirst, Laila Shawa, Farid Belkahia, Mohammed Khadda, Jafar Islah, Dia Azzai, Jamil Molaeb, Jean Debuffet, Abdulrahim Sharif, Steve Sabella, Hunt Slonem, Sliman Mansour, Pablo Picasso, Mohammad Abla, Salvador Dali, Katya Traboulsi, Marwan Kassab Bachi, Manuel Ortiz, Laura Boushnak, Sabhan Adam, Marwan Sahmarani, Marc Chagall, Amine El Bacha, Hussein Madi, Joan Miro, Abdul Rahman Katanani, Shirin Neshat, Hani Zurob, Bashar AlHroub, Sami Mohammed, and Shafic Abboud
Ghadah Alkandari is a Kuwaiti artist born in Delhi in 1969. In 1992 she received a BA in Mass Communications from the American University in Cairo. But it was a six-week painting course at the School of Visual Arts that “shaped my current painting style, which was also influenced early on by both classical painters: Cezanne, Matisse, Schiele, Modigliani and Klimt, and comic books: Mad Magazine, Archie and Asterix.”
Her body of work ranges from large-scale acrylic paintings, primarily figurative, exploring the wide spectrum of human emotion and familial complexities, to smaller intimate pen and ink surreal drawings detached and focused on everyday happenings.
The artist had numerous solo exhibitions in Kuwait, and has participated in several group exhibitions locally and internationally, including the Arab Culture in Diaspora exhibition in Kuwait, Femmes Artistes Du Koweit at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris (2006), Approaches to Figurative Practices at the Third Line Gallery, Dubai (2007), and JAMM Contemporary Art Auction in Kuwait (2010).
Since 2009, Ghadah Alkandari uses her blog ‘prettygreenbullet’ as a platform to display her work on a daily basis.