Seville has a rich history and a synergy with the Arab world. Often called Ishbiliya, Andalucia’s largest city became the most powerful of the taifas (small kingdoms) into which Islamic Spain split after the Córdoba caliphate collapsed in 1031. … Its biggest break came in 1503, when it was awarded a monopoly on Spanish trade with the American continent. A cacophony of colour, letters and words is used here to describe the story. The design is a celebration of the Arabian spirit – bursting with ideas, light and energy. In canvases that ‘never sit still’, the palette is one of movement and continuous momentum – as if the colour aches to burst out of the scene and into our consciousness.