Rashad Alakbarov (Azerbaijan) works with various media including painting, sculpture, video and architectural design. His work was first shown at the Wings of Time exhibition in Baku in 2000. Since then his work has been acquired by private collections in Azerbaijan, Italy, Turkey and Russia.
Rashad’s work comprises of massive installations, geared atypically towards direct sensory perception, either diverse or homogenous, which are arranged to cast shadows on the wall. In this duality lies the magic of Rashad’s works. Thematically many of his works are associated with the world of anime serials, filled with ideas of looming world catastrophes after man has unleashed the genie of high technology.
Rashad graduated from the Faculty of Decorative Arts at Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in Baku in 2001. He lives and works in Baku.
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