beauty, necessity, lust and bloodlust: raqib shaw

Fellow CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS alum RAQIB SHAW is a mastermind. RAQIB SHAW "gets it."

SHAW'S trademark imagery depicts orgiastic metazoa in the throes of bondage and torture, under enameled moonlit spring nights, with petals on the wind...

It's kind of like an S&M Lion King for very smart grown-ups.

SHAW is primarily represented by WHITE CUBE, the well-recognised blue-chip London gallery.

His work captures the kind of psycho-dark brutality and sexuality evident throughout animalia - balancing beauty, necessity, lust and bloodlust alike.

-NR

8 August 2012

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