‘My practice is observing and intuitive. It is mostly a conversation between text-as-image works, which frame the zeitgeist, and contemplative abstract compositions that may be viewed as inner landscapes. The latter explore simple motifs, such as the uneven line, and organic materiality in a process of imperfect mark-making. My visual language is reductive, a kind of subliminal distillation of what I see, think and feel.'


Mukesh Shah (b.1959, Aden, Yemen) is a British-Indian visual artist based in Dubai and London. His childhood was in Aden and Bombay before coming to the UK in 1976. He has an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and worked in finance before starting a studio practice in 2011. His solo and group exhibitions include: Personal Structures (Palazzo Mora, Venice, 2022), Unit London (London, 2022), XVA Gallery (Dubai, 2021), The Print Show (Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, 2019), XVA Gallery (Dubai, 2019), Wetpaint Gallery (Stroud, UK, 2018), Sikka Art & Design Festival (Dubai, 2018), ArtBAB (Bahrain, 2017), Gallery Elena Shchukina (London, 2017), XVA Gallery (Dubai, 2016). In 2021 his book C?N U FEEL IT was published by Akkadia Press, Edinburgh.