Oasheen Harruthoonyan’s thought-provoking photographic creations explore interlocking themes of memory, history, identity, and the elusive passage of time. Drawing inspiration from his diverse upbringing in Iran, Greece, and Canada, Harruthoonyan's artistic practice is marked by a multifaceted approach that weaves together elements of his cultural heritage and global influences.
The artist’s experimental wet darkroom techniques serve as the physical embodiment of his artistic concepts. Through these techniques, he captures visual imagery while also evoking emotions and narratives that resonate deeply with viewers. The title of the series speaks to the concept of “alternate histories.” Taken from the Greek word chronos–meaning time–and utopia–meaning a “no place”–Uchronie Fragments reimagines fragments of a time and place that no longer exist. In doing so the artist creates alternate histories, memories and identities that simultaneously exist in past, present and future.