“I have seen that it is not man who is impotent in the struggle against evil, but the power of evil that is impotent in the struggle against man."

Vassily Grossman

Kamran Ashtary: Art and Design

Pablo Picasso once said that painting is like keeping a diary. This is true of me. I paint, draw, photograph, and combine elements digitally to create my art. And the art I create is a confrontation with my own history of revolution, forced migration, and traumatic events as well as the history of Europe where I ended up.


In the art I create I mix the past and the present. I mix the history of my native Iran and the history of Europe. I mix my own personal struggles and the struggles of others.

My artwork is for sale, and I do design work for hire.

Contact me at kamran.ashtary@gmail.com

Work in Progress

Digital images

Connecting Memories

Book with essays, photos, and digital images

The Traveler

Color photos

Portraits from Connecting Memories

Black and white and duotone portraits


Book, photos

Connecting Memories

Book, digital images and photos