Raqib Shaw

Pace (All three Chelsea locations)
508, 510, 534 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

November 8 – January 11

Pace Gallery is putting on a monumental exhibition of Raqib Shaw’s “Paradise Lost” in all three of its Chelsea locations from November 8 to January 11.

Shaw’s “Paradise Lost” is based on the eponymous epic by John Milton and will be a fusion of Indian mythological figures, hybrids of man and beast, warring in landscapes inspired by Quattrocento and Renaissance painting. They are a synthesis of Indian miniatures painted with precision and delicacy and Western classical architecture inspired by Carlo Crivelli’s The Annunciation in the National Gallery, London. Shaw’s series can be interpreted as a direct confrontation between East and West where the shattered monuments suggest the triumph of the East. The exhibition is represented by ten paintings, three sculptures, and five drawings installed across Pace Gallery’s three venues.

Raqib Shaw is a London-based artist known for his opulent aesthetic and choice of media. He received his BA and MA at the Central St. Martins School of Art and exhibits at prestigious venues worldwide; his work is included in leading institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and Tate. He has been represented by Pace Gallery since 2010.

Pace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery consistently representing significant international artists and exhibitions. The gallery has seven locations worldwide: four in New York, two in London, and a gallery in Beijing.

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