Raqib Shaw  (Indian, 1974) 

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Raqib Shaw (Indian, b.1974) is a contemporary painter based in London, England. Shaw was born in Calcutta, but spent much of his youth in Kashmir, where he was influenced by the multi-ethnic cultural environment. In 1998, Shaw left India for London and received both his BA and MA from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. After graduating from college, Shaw exhibited in a number of group and solo exhibitions. His work The Garden of Earthly Delights caught the attention of the London Contemporary Art scene in 2004. Titled after the triptych of Hieronymus Bosch (Flemish, ca.1450–1516), the series depicts a fantastical underwater world populated by hybrid creatures often engaged in violent and sexual acts. Shaw's distinctive painting surfaces are made from enamel, semi-precious stones, and industrial paint on linen. The meticulous details, such as coral, feathers, and flowers, reflect influences from his childhood in which his Muslim mercantile family traded in Persian rugs, jewelry, and textiles. Shaw’s featured exhibitions include: Of Beasts And Super-beasts, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2012); Paradise Lost, White Cube, London (2011); Absence of God, Kunsthalle wien project space karlsplatz, Vienna (2009); Raqib Shaw, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2008); Art Now—Raqib Shaw, Tate Britain, London (2006); and Garden of Earthly Delights, Deitch Projects, New York (2005).

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Raqib Shaw, Monkey King Boudoir I

 

Raqib Shaw
Monkey King Boudoir I
2012

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Raqib Shaw, Lotus Eater II / Lotus Eater I

 

Raqib Shaw
Lotus Eater II / Lotus Eater I
2011

White Cube
Raqib Shaw, Ode to the First Tonbo Dance / Ode to the Second Tonbo Dance

 

Raqib Shaw
Ode to the First Tonbo Dance / Ode to the Second Tonbo Dance
2011

White Cube
Raqib Shaw, The Last Lament of the First Bird Man of the Universe

 

Raqib Shaw
The Last Lament of the First Bird Man of the Universe
2011

White Cube
Raqib Shaw, Ode to the lost moon when innocence was young

 

Raqib Shaw
Ode to the lost moon when innocence was young
2009-2010

White Cube
Raqib Shaw, The Lion on the Road to Mandalay

 

Raqib Shaw
The Lion on the Road to Mandalay
2009

White Cube
Raqib Shaw, Manchester Whimsy II

 

Raqib Shaw
Manchester Whimsy II
2013

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Raqib Shaw, Untitled

 

Raqib Shaw
Untitled, 2005
acrylic, graphite, glitter, rhinestones on paper

 

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Raqib Shaw, Untitled

 

Raqib Shaw
Untitled, 2004
oil, metallic paint, glitter, sequins and graphite on paper

 

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Raqib Shaw, Untitled

 

Raqib Shaw
Untitled, 2006
oil and metallic paint on paper

 

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2013   Raqib Shaw, Rudolfinium, Prague
2013   Raqib Shaw, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
2012   ‘Of Beasts and Super-Beasts’ Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
2011   'Paradise Lost’, White Cube, London
2009   ‘Absence of God’, Karlsplatz Project Space, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2009   ‘Absence of God’, White Cube Hoxton, London, UK
2008   ‘Raqib Shaw’, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
2006   ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA
2006   ‘Art Now: Raqib Shaw’, Tate Britain, London, UK
2005   ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
2004   ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK