Ashkan Sanei’s aesthetics is based on destruction and repetition. When it comes to working, however, he swings between creation and destruction as a pendulum. He believes that drawing, as an untainted media, maintains the minimum distance to the artist’s mind and provides him with the opportunity to experience at the moment. His choice of medium is paper and the traces he leaves behind represent memory and reminiscence rather than a specific object.
Poetry and geometry inspire him and bring him closer to the visual traditions and literary culture of Iran. In his artworks he essentially rewrites what’s already been said and done hundreds of times in his own contemporary language.