Raqib Shaw

Raqib Shaw

Raqib Shaw (b. 1974, Calcutta) is a Kashmiri artist who lives and works in London. He is known for his opulent and intricately detailed paintings of phantasmagorical dreamscapes made with surfaces inlaid with vibrantly colored jewels and enamel. His works reveal an eclectic combination of Western and Eastern influences, from Persian carpets and Northern Renaissance painting to industrial materials and Japanese lacquer. Shaw has had solo exhibitions at Tate Modern (2006) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2008). This year, Shaw was the subject of an exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery, which travelled to Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague in June. His work has been featured in dozens of group shows.

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, 2011-2012. oil, acrylic, enamel, glitter and rhinestones on Birch wood, 60" x 60" (152.4 cm x 152.4 cm).
The Disambiguation Of The Myth Of The Last Shinobi, 2011-2012. oil, acrylic, enamel, glitter and rhinestones on Birch wood, 60" x 60" (152.4 cm x 152.4 cm).
, 2010. watercolor, acrylic, enamel, glitter and rhinestones on paper mounted onto wood, 36" x 27-15/16" (91.5 cm x 71 cm).
The Lone Star Gatherer, 2010. watercolor, acrylic, enamel, glitter and rhinestones on paper mounted onto wood, 36" x 27-15/16" (91.5 cm x 71 cm).
, 2010. acrylic, enamel, glitter and rhinestones on paper mounted on board, 47-7/8" x 54-5/16" x 2-7/8" (121.6 cm x 138 cm x 7.3 cm), artwork; 54-1/16" x 60-1/2" x 2-7/8" (137.3 cm x 153.6 cm x 7.3 cm), frame.
The First Narcissus Painting ... In The Style Of Jakuchu, 2010. acrylic, enamel, glitter and rhinestones on paper mounted on board, 47-7/8" x 54-5/16" x 2-7/8" (121.6 cm x 138 cm x 7.3 cm), artwork; 54-1/16" x 60-1/2" x 2-7/8" (137.3 cm x 153.6 cm x 7.3 cm), frame.
, 2006. mixed medial on paper, 23" x 16" (58.4 cm x 40.6 cm).
Untitled, 2006. mixed medial on paper, 23" x 16" (58.4 cm x 40.6 cm).
, 2011-2012. acrylic, enamel, glitter and rhinestones on paper, 19-11/16" x 66-15/16" (50 cm x 170 cm).
Initiations At Xanadu (...OF BEASTS AND SUPER BEASTS), 2011-2012. acrylic, enamel, glitter and rhinestones on paper, 19-11/16" x 66-15/16" (50 cm x 170 cm).
, 2011-2012. acrylic, enamel, glitter and rhinestones on paper, 19-11/16" x 66-15/16" (50 cm x 170 cm).
Doomsday At Xanadu (...OF BEASTS AND SUPER BEASTS), 2011-2012. acrylic, enamel, glitter and rhinestones on paper, 19-11/16" x 66-15/16" (50 cm x 170 cm).
, 2005. mixed media on paper, 16-1/2" x 23-1/4" (41.9 cm x 59.1 cm).
Untitled, 2005. mixed media on paper, 16-1/2" x 23-1/4" (41.9 cm x 59.1 cm).

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The Disambiguation Of The Myth Of The Last Shinobi , 2011-2012. oil, acrylic, enamel, glitter and rhinestones on Birch wood, 60" x 60" (152.4 cm x 152.4 cm).