Dutch collagist Ashkan Honarvar explores concepts in which human nature can reveal itself through art, specializing 'recycling images'. Check the upcoming anniversary issue of Please! Magazine this month for Ashkan's latest fashion editorial work. His series entitled "Vision" which we first saw earlier this year, was inspired by the work of the late Alexander McQueen, for a special issue of Chinese magazine Vision. Ashkan explored McQueen's fascination with animals and motion for the series along with the contradiction of strength and fragility.
eclectic*: How has your journey been so far?
ah: After a productive start in 2012 I’m going to take it slow. At this moment I’m busy researching for a big project on the human condition and the search for the roots of evil. One of my main goals with this project is to look for new and unknown ways to express myself.
e: What music are you listening to at the moment?
ah: Baxter Dury – Happy Soup
e: What colors, images, and themes do you enjoy working with?
ah: Selection of colors really depends on the project and the available printed material. Images that I like to work with usually depict the human body and themes that I work with are concentrated on the human condition.
e: What do you enjoy communicating through your collages?
ah: Human behavior.
e: What is inspiring you at the moment?
The most crazy blog on earth by artist Katharina Salzbrunn! I check it weekly.