Ania Sabet

“Life and everything it contains, seems to be in a constant state of metamorphosis”

I am a London based British/Iranian artist born in the UK in 1972. I grew up in Iran during the 1978 revolution and the 8 year Iran/Iraq war when in the midst of chaos, instability, survival, and rations, pursuing a career in art seemed a distant prospect.

When I was 17 I moved to London. Motivated by my experiences, I trained as a medical doctor at Imperial College and I currently work part time in the emergency department of St Thomas’ Hospital. I have a deep interest in psycology.

My dedication to the creative arts began with painting in 2014, sculpture in 2016, and the moving image in 2017. Now I combine all of these media and experiences in my current work. Psychoanalysis and the visualisation of the subconscious is my current preoccupation, and I use autobiographical experiences as a means of story-telling and communicating with my viewers. My childhood experiences of war and revolution as an impoverished refugee, have led me to view the certainties in life as uncertain, and I search for the underlying psychological root of what I see.

At the beginning of the series of Covid lockdowns, the supermarkets were empty, the economy appeared to be collapsing, and people were confused and disconcerted. These events reminded me of the days of my childhood experiences. Life and everything it contains, seems to be in a constant state of metamorphosis. This makes me explore the surreal nature of the reality that we think we live in.

I am a London based British/Iranian artist born in the UK in 1972. I grew up in Iran during the 1978 revolution and the 8 year Iran/Iraq war when in the midst of chaos, instability, survival, and rations, pursuing a career in art seemed a distant prospect.

When I was 17 I moved to London. Motivated by my experiences, I trained as a medical doctor at Imperial College and I currently work part time in the emergency department of St Thomas’ Hospital. I have a deep interest in psycology.

My dedication to the creative arts began with painting in 2014, sculpture in 2016, and the moving image in 2017. Now I combine all of these media and experiences in my current work. Psychoanalysis and the visualisation of the subconscious is my current preoccupation, and I use autobiographical experiences as a means of story-telling and communicating with my viewers. My childhood experiences of war and revolution as an impoverished refugee, have led me to view the certainties in life as uncertain, and I search for the underlying psychological root of what I see.

At the beginning of the series of Covid lockdowns, the supermarkets were empty, the economy appeared to be collapsing, and people were confused and disconcerted. These events reminded me of the days of my childhood experiences. Life and everything it contains, seems to be in a constant state of metamorphosis. This makes me explore the surreal nature of the reality that we think we live in.