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.
The shark is hand cut in metallic gunmetal & perforated grey leather, which were then inlaid into the surrounding turquoise leather. The nude leather was then sewn over the top creating the reproduction artwork for the front of the clutch bag. This bespoke leather clutch is number 2/5 now available from delacyonline.etsy.com