Azberbaijan-based artist Rashad Alakbarov creates mind blowing shadow art using everyday objects and reflecting their shadows to create wonderful cityscapes and portraits. When I first heard about him I could not really picture the way his art would look so I did some research.
Rashad graduated from the Faculty of Decorative Arts at Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in Baku in 2001. The use of shadows in his instllation art has become the primary direction in the artist’s conceptual work, but also dablles in painting, sculpture, theatre decorations, video art and architectural design. His work is held in private collections in Azerbaijan, Italy, Turkey and Russia.