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Raqib Shaw

20130624210626-08_sv [VIDEO] Interview with Raqib Shaw at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Raqib Shaw at Galerie Rudolfinum June 7th, 2013 - September 15th, 2013
Posted 6/24/13

Raqib Shaw is a London-based artist who is known for his opulent paintings of imagined paradises. Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague is currently presenting a representative selection of the works of Raqib Shaw. The exhibition was designed through direct interaction with the artist in cooperation with the Manchester Art Gallery. The solo show runs until September 15, 2013. In this report, Raqib Shaw explains the overall approach to painting and his painting technique. In the second part of the int... [more]

20110805102042-tomaselli_study_for_night_music_for_raptors_2010_jcg4700_cropped_large First the Words   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Laylah Ali, Michaël Borremans, Marcel Dzama, Cecilia Edefalk, Jordan Kantor, Laura Owens, Clare Rojas, Wilhelm Sasnal, Maaike Schoorel, Norbert Schwontkowski, Raqib Shaw, Fred Tomaselli, Michael van Ofen, Jakub Julian Ziolkowski at CCA Wattis Institute October 4th, 2011 - December 17th, 2011
Posted 10/17/11

Intersecting at familiar angles that recall the pages of a book left open, the walls of the upstairs gallery of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts act as meticulous displays for the intermedia exhibition Painting Between the Lines. Reading these spaces the way we would read a book—from top to bottom, left to right—viewers encounter, first, the names of authors and the foundational texts that they penned, including Marcel Proust and Swann’s Way, Milan Kundera and The Unbearable Lightness of B... [more]

20110925094802-moonbeam Raqib Shaw at White Cube   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Raqib Shaw at White Cube, Mason's Yard September 28th, 2011 - November 12th, 2011
Posted 10/3/11

Titled Paradise Lost, Raqib Shaw’s exhibition of new sculptures and paintings of preternatural landscapes ostensibly has little to do with the Fall of Man. Shaw’s works firmly inhabit the realms of animal-populated fantasy; in the upstairs gallery, two polychrome dioramas face one another, each depicting an oversize swan perching on top of a circular well of gleaming oil strewn with gaudy lotuses and lilies. Each swan is tugging a grisly ribbon of flesh from the chest of a lolling figure caught bet... [more]

976ca68c9f8e55557d90ff4f0fb64c4c_0 Kupferstichkabinett- White Cube   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Miroslaw Balka, Georg Baselitz, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tracey Emin, Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Anselm Kiefer, Julie Mehretu, Bruce Nauman, Gabriel Orozco, Raqib Shaw, Luc Tuymans, Rachel Whiteread at White Cube, Hoxton Square July 8th, 2010 - August 28th, 2010
Posted 7/25/10

Not the catchiest title perhaps, but Kupferstichkabinett is certainly a memorable show.  Referring to the collections of the German aristocracy which in turn lead to the more accessible print and drawing rooms in museums, this show draws on the past to prove that drawing is very much alive and kicking in contemporary art. Set up like a museum, with works densely hung on dark green walls, the show turns the White Cube into a museum of modern drawing, exploring its pivotal role in the pra... [more]

Shaw-absence-iv-deet Iluminious States of Belief   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Raqib Shaw at White Cube, Hoxton Square May 20th, 2009 - July 4th, 2009
Posted 6/14/09

      I entered the Hoxton Square, White Cube in quite a hurry last week to be completely stopped in my tracks and absorbed by Raquib Shaw’s exhibition, Absence of God. The surface of every painting is encrusted with glittering industrial paints, rhinestones, and sequins forming intricate narrative scenes of struggle, war, chaos, and battle. The works are a visual overload; it exclaims excess with its ornamental ostentation. Every element is outlined in gold ridges with swirling reflective pain... [more]

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