Tuesday, December 25, 2018

RAQIB SHAW ...A NEW SENSATION IN THE WORLD OF MODERN ART


                                                                      









WATCH HIM....... HE IS ARTIST RAQIB SHAW( Born 1974) FROM KASHMIR...

Raqib Shaw is a new sensation in the world of Modern Art. Saw his work . It is flora ,fauna, bright colours, human images( that have partly animal features) , geometrical combinations, exquisite pillars, decorated Halls, dreamscapes and what not. He has wonderfully combined eastern and western influences . By eastern i mean entire Asian .He is inspired by crafts like silversmithing, tapestry work, and jewellery making. 

In his work , Carpet designs are mixed with industrial materials and Japanese techniques and all brought to canvas. The world has noticed his arrival. His work commands a good price in Europe and USA.

What more can be said about his talent when i found his work on display at Metropolitan museum of art New York.

Raqib Shaw is a Kashmiri artist who lives and works in London. His work is opulent and intricate.His bronze sculptures have created a buzz in the world of Art.
Shaw has had solo exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York and also at so many prominent Galleries world over.

His parents were in business of carpets, Handicrafts and jewelry.Born at Kolkata , Raqib had his upbringing and education in kashmir. The family had to shift to Delhi post 1990 due to militancy . 


Raqib has done post graduation in Art from London.


And he says:

" Art is my religion . I am a part of humanity not any sect and group."

I knew Shaw carpets, Shaw Brothers, Shaw Sons and Shaw Traders. They were educated and wealthy exporters of carpets, Handicrafts ,Curios, Rugs , Pashmina, Kani and shahtoos shawls in kashmir . One family from this clan had establishment in Nepal as well and were close to Ranas ( old Rulers) of Nepal. Is he from this Shaw clan? I don't know.

Best wishes to Raqib. He is presently a name in the world of Art in Europe and America.

(Avtar Mota)

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