Raqib Shaw is an Indian-born, London-based artist who shot to fame in the international art world at the age of 33.
His opulent paintings and sculptures evoke the work of Old Masters such as Holbein and Bosch in their treatment of often unsettling subjects. But they also reflect the ornate style of Persian miniatures and Kashmiri and Japanese textiles. Beneath their beautiful jewel-like surface is a collection of dark and violent images inspired by ancient myths and religious tales from both East and Western tradition.
• Friday 15 February 2013 – Sunday 26 May 2013 • Manchester Art Gallery • Entrance – Free •