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ASHKAN HONARVAR

Iranian-born, Utrecht-based Ashkan Honarvar’s often sombre collages are primarily concerned with the human form: ‘I always play with the human body, creating deformations through collage technique.’ He takes inspiration from the hard-to-source vintage medical imagery that he collects, much of which is war-related. Working strictly by hand, he explains that sometimes he feels like a surgeon, ‘with my scalpel and the human forms I am cutting and modifying’. In his disturbing ‘Faces’ series he sliced and put together disfigured faces of First World War veterans to represent the face of war and misery. His ‘Finding Hitler’ project ...

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