Dries Van Noten & Jeffrey Deitch

Tales from an Urban Garden

Dries Van Noten and Jeffrey Deitch, in collaboration with White Cube, are honored to present the work of Raqib Shaw in Tales from an Urban Garden at The Little House, 451 N. La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles. Opening Wednesday, February 16, the exhibition will be on view through Saturday, March 26.

Tales from an Urban Garden

Tales from an Urban Garden brings the enchanted world of Raqib Shaw’s London studio garden to Dries Van Noten Los Angeles. Inspired by his memory of his mother’s garden in Kashmir, where he grew up, Raqib Shaw transformed the concrete parking lot adjacent to his South London studio into “a world in miniature that could be magnified on canvas… a perfect theatre setting for my paintings where my life is re-enacted and recorded.” His opulent and astonishingly detailed paintings transport the viewer into the artist’s world.

Shaw draws on a wide range of artistic and literary traditions to create his unique and original work. His art reflects his deep knowledge of the art of India, England, continental Europe, Persia, and Japan among other influences. The artist’s literary and musical interests also inform his work. His painting has a timeless quality. It is contemporary in its exuberance, while evoking the history of vanished landscapes.

Raqib Shaw’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Tate Britain, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art among other international venues. His art was first introduced to the United States by Jeffrey Deitch in 2005. Tales from an Urban Garden is his first exhibition in Lo