Thursday, July 14, 2016

Exhibition of New Paintings and Sculpture by Raqib Shaw Opens in London at White Cube

Raqib Shaw, Self Portrait in the Study at Peckham, after Vincenzo Catena (Kashmir version), 2015. Acrylic and enamel on birchwood, 39 3/8 x 51 3/16 in. (100 x 130 cm) © Raqib Shaw. Photo © Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd Courtesy White Cube.
UNITED KINGDOM---White Cube Bermondsey presents an exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by Raqib Shaw. This exhibition will include a series of paintings referencing, in part, Old Masters from the collections of the National Gallery, London, and Prado Museum, Madrid, as well as three new bronze sculptures that recall the style of the Renaissance Mannerist period. Born in Calcutta, Shaw was raised in Kashmir but came to London in 1998, where he continues to live and work. His vision is transgressive, explored through highly personal, opulent and fantastical imagery, reflecting a cultural hybridity that combines iconography from both East and West. Drawing on a wide range of sources including art history, mythology, poetry, theatre, religion, science and natural history, his paintings are highly detailed, executed with enamel paint meticulously applied with porcupine quills onto smooth birch wood panels. [link]