In a series of wild self portraits, Raqib Shaw has turned Old Masters paintings into unhinged tableaux of colour, energy and spirituality

Gods and monsters: Raqib Shaw's phantasmagoric portraits – in pictures

Raqib Shaw Self Portrait in the Studio at Peckham (After Steenwyck the Younger) II

Paradise Lost - Raqib Shaw - 2001-11 - 42486

Raqib Shaw's gloriously opulent paintings suggest a fantastical world full of intricate detail, rich colour, and jewel-like surfaces, all masking the intense violent and sexual nature of its imagery

Blossom Gatherer I - Raqib Shaw - 2009-11 - 39102

Blossom Gatherer I - Raqib Shaw - - 39102

Raqib Shaw's Dreamlike Private Universe - Raqib Shaw

Raqib Shaw's Dreamlike Private Universe

“Raqib Shaw’s Dreamlike Private Universe” photographed by James Mollison; W Magazine November

Raqib Shaw's 'Absence of God'

Raqib Shaw - conjuror of magical worlds

Fantastical finishes showcase the work of Raqib Shawa - a vibrant artist destined for greatness.

Paradise Lost - Raqib Shaw - 2001-11   www.whitecube.com/artists/raqib_shaw

Raqib Shaw's gloriously opulent paintings suggest a fantastical world full of intricate detail, rich colour, and jewel-like surfaces, all masking the intense violent and sexual nature of its imagery

Raqib Shaw is a Kashmiri artist who lives and works in London. He is known for…

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Raqib Shaw is a Kashmiri artist who lives and works in London. He is known for his hedonistic, subversive, wildly opulent and phantasmagorical paintings. Heavily influenced by old masters like Bosch and Holbein, his works are a shimmer.

In a series of wild self portraits, Raqib Shaw has turned Old Masters paintings into unhinged tableaux of colour, energy and spirituality

Gods and monsters: Raqib Shaw's phantasmagoric portraits – in pictures

Raqib Shaw, Self Portrait in the Study at Peckham (A Reverie after Antonello de Messina’s Saint Jerome) II, Acrylic, enamel and rhinestones on birch wood, 75 x 59 in.

Details | Raqib Shaw creates detailed patterns using glitter and plastic beads alongside paint and pencil marks, adding to this painting's rich intricacy. He uses unusual techniques to create the jewel-like details, such as using the spike of a porcupine to dot the surface with tiny pools of enamel paint! The inspiration for Shaw’s intricate patterns comes from a range of sources including Japanese wedding kimonos, Kashmiri shawls, medieval heraldry, Persian miniatures, carpets and…

This Raquib Shaw painting blew me away when I saw it at the TATE Modern

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