Ashkon Haidari (b. 1991) is a Chicago artist.
Drawing on a deep relationship with ancient history as well as his Persian heritage, Ashkon tells contemporary stories. In layered spaces that reference centuries of graphic art, he contributes uniquely to the legacy of surrealism. Engaging with a rich knowledge of cultural and art history, his work relates to old masters not only in content but in process. Despite being entirely self-taught; he takes a monastic, academic approach to painting. The arduous work and discipline contrast with a sense of self-exploration, as he often discovers the narrative or inspiration for a given work in its finality.
Ashkon Haidari has shown for over 10 years nationally. His work has been exhibited recently in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles & Seattle to warm
receptions including a sell-out show (opening night) at Povos in Chicago in 2022.
Under the Cherry Moon, opening Friday September 22, features exclusively new works from 2023.