Painful | ASHKAN HONARVAR

p•ainful: difficult to endure; agonizing.


The work of Ashkan Honarvar [1980, Iran] talks about identity, sexuality and many other aspects of the human existence. It dissects, juxtaposes and faces powerful images about landscape, vegetation or fauna within human relationships by using strong metaphors.

He has participated in group exhibitions with many other great collage artists such as Max-o-matic or Charles Wilkin (I will talk about them in later posts) as well as solo exhibitions in Usa, Canada or Netherlands. He is part of “Secret Behaviour” issue #1, a contemporary art publication focused on the human condition.


El trabajo de Ashkan Honarvar [1980, Iran] habla sobre identidad o sexualidad así como otros muchos aspectos de la existencia humana. Disecciona, yuxtapone y enfrenta poderosas imágenes de paisajes, vegetación o fauna con actos propiamente humanos, dando lugar a fuertes metáforas.

Ha expuesto con otros grandes artistas del collage como Max-o-matic o Charles Wilkin (prometo hablar de ellos en entradas posteriores) así como en solitario en EEUU, Canada o Países Bajos. También ha participado en el número 1 de la revista de arte contemporáneo “Secret Behaviour”, publicación centrada en la condición humana.


The examination [ 2014 ]

Negative Space [ 2012 ]

Vanitas [ 2011 ]

Secret Behavior magazine: http://www.secretbehavior.com/

Ashkan Honarvar: http://www.ashkanhonarvar.com/


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