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Reconstructed Cake Faces by Ashkan Honarvar

26 Oct

The series called ‘Faces’ is Honarvar’s search for an identity and the physical and psychological wounds brought onto people by war. He used already existing pictures of young soldiers who suffered from mutilations to their faces during first world war. The way the soldier looks into the camera, dominant yet sensible and vulnerable, is highly confronting. With fierce strokes or graceful lines and shapes Honarvar draws onto the tortured face of the soldier. He focuses on their mutilations by highlighting with stripes and strokes what doesn’t compute with the later restored face. It seems he is trying to reconstruct the suffering the soldier had to endure. Ashkan Honarvar

via: sweet station