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Raqib Shaws work is the kind that just looks so beautiful it is impossible to dislike. His paintings, no matter what way you look at them, naturally look exquisite
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Raqib Shaw's work is the kind that just looks so beautiful it is impossible to dislike. His paintings, no matter what way you look at them, naturally look exquisite and his use of largemmm varieties of textural materials make his works stand out and look exciting. What appeals to me about his work is its mythical, mystical and colourful style. Any art that tells stories will be interesting to look and this is a fact I like. His reminds me of the things that are often described as 'ornate' such as intricately carved frames, antiques, ornaments, things that surprise you by their detail.
Shaw was born in Calcutta on the outskirts of India into a family of carpenters and was raised a Muslim. Religion was an influence to him from the day he was born, he became a Muslim educated by a Hindu teacher at a Christian School. This range of religion influencing from a young age could inspire, yet a child being exposed to all these conflicting religions could have offered contradictions within a mind. It is easy to see how his Indian upbringing has influenced his later work, his use of all things delicate and pretty
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