Ashkan Honarvar Iran

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Ashkan Honarvar is an Iranian-born collage artist currently living and working in Norway. His work meditates on the first seven years of his life in Iran, before his family fled the country in the face of war. Instead of focusing on his own specific experiences, he looks to create something more universal; rather than trying to explore war in a literal way, or violence itself, his work explores human nature, and our response to that violence. We spoke to him about how his work ruminates on things that affect people worldwide: on the sense of being uprooted, on identity, and on the complex connection between people and nature.