Yasmin Hayat Maksousa

(United Kingdom/Syria)

Yasmin attended Central St Martin’s in London. She has looked to Syrian poetry for inspiration; using the imagery in poems as a source for Illustrations made in a regional style of traditional miniature painting. She has made very beautiful paintings based on fantastical poetry. She has also made architectural paintings of buildings in Damascus. Her intention is to conjure a picture of Damascus based on her childhood memories and Syrian cultural heritage. When she graduates she intends to continue to work in this regional style of miniature painting and to work on similar themes.

Yasmin was awarded the Kairos Prize at the end of year Degree Show for her work.