‘I’m Not There’ by Pol Ubeda Hervas is a series of images that displays a man looking at his shadow. The only thing is that the man has been removed from the pictures and all that is left is a pair of sneakers and a shadow. Hervas was inspired to create this series because he said:
“How can we accept that we are changing? How can we accept we hardly recognize ourselves in certain situations? I am changing at this very moment of my life. I do not react in the same ways I used to. I am surprised. Is that me? These pictures are the way I see myself now. My shadow is there but I erase myself because I don´t know who I am any longer. The shoes remain only to make sure there is something more than… a shadow.”
Shadow art is a unique form of sculptural art where the 2D shadows cast by a 3D sculpture are essential for the artistic effect. We have featured several posts about some amazing shadow art. And today, we will introduce you another brilliant artist, Rashad Alakbarov who is known as “master of shadows”. Alakbarov organizes found objects into formations that cast light and shadows onto walls in the most spectacular creations. 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. Really love the installation in first photo, the color, the light, it is incredibly mesmerizing. [source]
One year ago, we featured a post about 16 amazing shadow art. Today, we will present you another set of incredible shadow sculptures created by Belgian artist Fred Eerdekens.
Kage-e (”shadow pictures”) — a popular form of Edo-period(Japan) woodblock print — were appreciated by children and adults and commonly used as party gags. These pictures consist of two parts: a “shadow” image and a “real” image. The shadow image, which typically bears the shape of a common, easily identifiable object, is viewed first. The real image, viewed second, reveals the surprising true identity of the shadow.