Friday, 4 November 2011
Ross McEwan recieved acclaim with the "Computer Arts Graduate Showcase" award as one of the top 6 illustrators in 2010, as well as selection for the "AOI Images 35 Annual" . Over his first year since graduating in 2010 Ross has recieved work for clients such as Popshot magazine, Diagram Design, Vodka Revolution, Push Music, FD2D Magazine as well as founding and Self Directing the Art for Dark Walls Collective
Radio Soulwax. so it's a radio station, but not as you know it. For now, it's a growing collection of 24 one hour-long mixes with visuals that we are sharing with you for free, and hopefully it will become a platform for many more things to come. We call them mixes, but in reality they are more like musical films based on the record sleeves.
The saying goes that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. It occurs in places you least expect. Revealing its art in the human body, but also cruelly absent in the presence of deformations and scars. Ashkan Honarvar (1980) depicts an undeniable, unavoidable beauty by accepting the darker sides of human ‘nature’.
The body, torn by acts of war, exploited by the sex industry or used as a tool for seeking identity, is the focal point of his work.This constitutes a search for a universal representation of the evil latent in every human, providing an opportunity for reflection. His aesthetic dissection has an intriguing macabre nature, which opens the images to interpretation.
Honarvar’s almost empiric exploration of the human condition knows no bounds. Its goal; the indefinable core.