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Incredibly Creative Shadow Paintings


Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan is “painting” with light in ways that don't even seem possible. He organizes found objects into formations that cast light and shadows onto walls in the most spectacular creations.

Also known as the “master of shadows,” Alakbarov plays with the ideas of concealing and revealing with his giant installations. Upon initial view, his pieces are seemingly in disarray. After further investigation, the viewer discovers a painting of shadows and light cast on the wall and is able to look at the piece in a different way, with a fresh, new set of eyes. The final results are mesmerizing. This work is currently on view through January 29 at De Pury Gallery in London.




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