Raqib Shaw, ‘Childhood from the Four Seasons’, 2018, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pencil and enamel on paper, Phillips
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Raqib Shaw

Childhood from the Four Seasons, 2018

Pencil and enamel on paper
11 4/5 × 16 3/5 in
30 × 42.2 cm
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From the Catalogue:
'Whether or not today’s refugees are fleeing from political or economical …

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Signed, titled and dated '"Childhood" from The Four Seasons Raqib Shaw 2018.' lower right
Raqib Shaw
Indian, b. 1974
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Raqib Shaw’s intricate and labor-intensive paintings and drawings combine images of fantasy, sexuality, violence, and beauty. Incorporating gems, rhinestones, glitter, and metallic enamel paints, Shaw creates not only provocative visual experiences but also an ironic commentary on material opulence. His influences are wide ranging, incorporating Hindu mythology, Renaissance iconography, Persian and Asian craft, Baroque design, Japanese wedding kimonos and screens, Hokusai prints, Kashmiri shawls, medieval heraldry, and Persian miniatures. Garden of Earthly Delights X (2004), hailed as Shaw’s masterpiece to date, features a sparkling and orgiastic underwater scene where animal-headed humans—a common motif in his work—cavort with fanciful creatures and giant predatory genitalia. In addition to some imagery from the Hindu mythology of his birthplace, Shaw has drawn inspiration from Renaissance iconography.

Raqib Shaw, ‘Childhood from the Four Seasons’, 2018, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pencil and enamel on paper, Phillips
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From the Catalogue:
'Whether or not today’s refugees are fleeing from political or economical trouble, I identify with, and have great empathy for the sense of displacement they must feel. The only way I can express my true feelings is through my art - as a means of release and escapism - so I am happy to be …

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Signed, titled and dated '"Childhood" from The Four Seasons Raqib Shaw 2018.' lower right
Raqib Shaw
Indian, b. 1974
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Raqib Shaw’s intricate and labor-intensive paintings and drawings combine images of fantasy, sexuality, violence, and beauty. Incorporating gems, rhinestones, glitter, and metallic enamel paints, Shaw creates not only provocative visual experiences but also an ironic commentary on material opulence. His influences are wide ranging, incorporating Hindu mythology, Renaissance iconography, Persian and Asian craft, Baroque design, Japanese wedding kimonos and screens, Hokusai prints, Kashmiri shawls, medieval heraldry, and Persian miniatures. Garden of Earthly Delights X (2004), hailed as Shaw’s masterpiece to date, features a sparkling and orgiastic underwater scene where animal-headed humans—a common motif in his work—cavort with fanciful creatures and giant predatory genitalia. In addition to some imagery from the Hindu mythology of his birthplace, Shaw has drawn inspiration from Renaissance iconography.

Raqib Shaw

Childhood from the Four Seasons, 2018

Pencil and enamel on paper
11 4/5 × 16 3/5 in
30 × 42.2 cm
Bidding closed
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