Artist to Watch

Raqib Shaw

"For his 'Garden of Earthly Delights' series, Shaw created paintings with tactile surfaces reminiscent of cloissoné. His images are so dense they feel like the elaborate designs of Persian carpets, and they call to mind the meticulous detail of manuscript illumination, a tradition Shaw plays on in his sparer paintings on paper of imaginary hybrid creatures. His work combines personal mythology, art history, and classical literature."
—LISA CORRIN, DIRECTOR, WILLAMS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM