Raqib Shaw, ‘Duo After Bouguereau’, 2015, Sculpture, Bronze with Renaissance Patina, White Cube
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Raqib Shaw

Duo After Bouguereau, 2015

Bronze with Renaissance Patina
12 × 14 1/5 × 9 2/5 in
30.5 × 36 × 24 cm
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London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris
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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.

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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

Duo After Bouguereau, 2015

Bronze with Renaissance Patina
12 × 14 1/5 × 9 2/5 in
30.5 × 36 × 24 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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