Ashkan Honarvar

Born in Iran, raised in the Netherlands and currently residing in Norway, Ashkan is a collagist whose pieces, to quote artist and columnist Annabel Osberg, “speak to humanity’s intrinsic obliviousness, heightened by vanity and abused by others. We think we know ourselves and the world around us, but how much do we really understand? Just as Honarvar´s figures are obliterated, severed, and reorganized by him, we are often at the mercy of circumstances outside our control.” Perhaps Osberg summed up Ashkan’s art best with this line: “[T]he body itself is a living paradox:its vitality can be beautiful; its deformation, grotesque.” Visit Ashkan’s official site here and his Facebook page here.