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.