Garden of Earthly Delights: Victoria Miro - 16 Wharf Road, London

19 February - 20 March 2004

Having graduated from with an MA in Fine Art from Central St. Martin’s in 2002, Garden of Earthly Delights was Raqib Shaw’s first commercial gallery exhibition.


“The group of paintings in Garden of Earthly Delights, are inspired by the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. They are sophisticated, flowing, erotically charged works that depict a fantastical, hedonistic, underwater world populated by mythical creatures, part aquatic/part animal/part human often engaged in sexual acts. Shaw mixes media such as car enamels and industrial paint with decorative materials including, glitter and semi precious stones to create elaborately layered and densely patterned surfaces that combine a Western and Eastern perspective.” – Victoria Miro Gallery.


Garden of Earthly Delights, Victoria Miro 2004.


Artworks photographed by Stephen Brayne and Rod Taite.