of 11

Shadow Play: 10 Artists Who Manipulate Shadows as Their Medium

Shadows are merely the echo of an object or person, showing the absence of light. Typically, shadows are overlooked with our eyes paying attention to whatever is casting them. In the case of these works of art, however, those roles have been reversed, and the shadow has become the main focus. We suspect that working with the same mediums over time like paint, charcoal and clay can get old, so it only seems natural that these artists would branch out to make complex pieces of art using just two simple ingredients, objects and a light source. In some cases, what seem like piles of junk or ordinary items arranged in a certain way are actually amazing pieces of shadow art that intrigue the viewer. Find out more about how these 10 artists use shadows as their medium.

Click to start the list

Latest News