Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light

Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. The best part is that you can easily create something similar at home – all you need is one or two lamps and some items from your desk.

The stunning light painting below, made with an array of colored airplanes has found its way to exhibitions like the Fly to Baku at De Pury Gallery in London.  Rashad adds, “Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.”



  1. maxinedodd says:

    Extraordinary work – so inventive and the drawing is so accurate!

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  4. shafiqah1 says:

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    Love this artwork 😀 #Enjoy, I did!

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  6. Simply incredible! :O

  7. I love this. Especially the first one and the Crisis one. Simply beautiful.

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  9. So beautifully creative! I would love to see this man’s thought process as he plans out a “painting”.

  10. Totally amazingly creative – thanks for sharing!

  11. Prasad says:

    awesome innovative incredible art work

  12. Danielle says:

    That’s amazing… so creative !!! the first picture is just fantastical, I loved them all … it’s really unbelievable, how did you came up with idea?

  13. I write about this artist, too! because he’s amazing!!

  14. lulu says:

    thrilling mashAllah!!!

  15. really awesome and super cool

  16. These are beautiful. 🙂

  17. Reblogged this on Young and Writerly and commented:
    Inspiration can come from anywhere. I just love visual art:)

  18. Superb nice creativity

  19. awesome thoughts..

  20. ArtistXs says:

    Amazing Art. Very Inspiring. Keep Shining.

  21. metromenuk says:

    This is absolutely brilliant!!!

  22. Dan says:

    Amazing work.

  23. Ankoku Flare says:

    Very clever arrangement!
    it’s amazing how these objects create something completely different. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Desmond says:

    That is soo amazing I love it

  25. Neha says:

    Amazing stuff… Loved it…

  26. Patrick Bryson says:

    What a great insight I never thought of any thing like this. I just love creativity so limitless. Very nice work.

  27. *-* que Cosas tan sorprendentes 🙂

  28. Johnjohnnyjohnson says:

    The last image is by Tim Noble and Sue Webster. Just google them to see how much this guy is ripping them off, and badly…

    • chrisnoway says:

      i have to agree with you it is a rip off idea of Tim and Sue whom no doubt got their idea from an existing idea called shadow theater, theirs is just an articulation of that pre existing ancient art form, bravo to them for rekindling it in their own particular way.

  29. freehego says:

    that is beauty thing
    thank you

  30. Jeff says:

    Wow, I think that is the coolest thing I have ever seen in art…So out of the box

  31. Mondita says:

    he is really brilliant truely talented

  32. ejobs78 says:

    Allhamdurila nice

  33. Reblogged this on Transient Traveller and commented:
    Some amazing images from Rashad Alakbarov

  34. Barbara says:

    Enjoyed your wacky creative genius enormously

  35. Majed Aldeeri says:

    Very inspiring!

  36. Smileq8 says:

    Nice Blog…

  37. michaelbanak says:

    This is amazing.i don’t know how the pages are cut. With a laser? )

  38. sydney says:

    Check out my facebook for my art!! Sculptures and paintings!


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  40. Peter says:

    Captivating art, must have took some imagination.
    Well done and thank you for sharing.

  41. Josh Krasner says:

    awesome the art of shadow and light so interesting

  42. The Harebeat says:

    Wow! This is incredible!!

  43. That is truly creative……and cheap.

  44. WhoMe says:

    Plato would be proud.

  45. Vedette says:

    The first picture looks amazing. I am very amazed by this guys creativity.

  46. Kelvin K says:

    This is truly amazing and awe-inspiring!

    Thank you so much for your artwork.

  47. so nice dera god bless you.

  48. peter ojo says:

    wow this is really good blog thanks for charing

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  50. Ali says:

    Awesome. You know I actually think that the world is made like that. I mean think about it the world could be just a shadow that something is creating from a source of light. Interesting right?!!!

  51. alig212 says:

    Awesome post,
    I actually think that is how the world has been created. I mean think about it, the world is a shadow that has been created by some stuff from a single point of light!!! Interesting?

  52. Reblogged this on In Praise of Evil and commented:
    Rashad Alakbarov

  53. julielnsauer says:

    Reblogged this on julielnsauer and commented:
    These are just beautiful and amazing!

  54. stella2274 says:

    unbelievable how unique our imaginations are, beautiful

  55. alex says:

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