Narjes Mohammadi

Narjes Mohammadi was born and raised in Mashhad. She fell in love with drawing at her grandparents' house. Narjes works predominately in the medium of painting and illustrating.
Narjes completed a BFA in Graphic Design with distinction at the Shariati Technical College in Tehran in 2009, and then she delved herself into an illustration by taking a two years course in Iranian Illustrators Society. She has been working professionally as an independent illustrator and editor on the chief of Brightness magazine.

Narjes learned how to paint and illustrate by studying works by her favorite artists and by making lots of paintings; she learned what to paint by studying books on Asian history, world mythology, and family photo albums.
Narjes is a digital painter and traditionalist painter. She creates New Traditional Asian Art by fusing modern narrative with eastern sensibility. She mixed elements of Persian art and motifs with modern painting on canvas and wood panels.

She introduced her inspiration sources in this way: “As an Eastern artist, I’ve always inspired by nature as the first and most important point for artistic work as well as Iranian miniature heritages. An intense interest to Chinese philosophy which encourages the public to study trees and listen to the sound of them lead to making a collection of paintings base named (Bird Woman). “Personally speaking, I think it was the prominent point of my life as an independent artist. Besides that, I can’t ignore the important role of Frida in my artistic life. Since I was a teenager, I’m impressed by her courageous and skillfulness in presenting her beliefs and ideas.”
In this serials, it became clear that the artist would commit to a certain idea of freedom and bravery of the artist’s soul. She talked about beliefs and ideas which limited her soul, but she tries to set herself free. There isn’t any challenge between elements, but in most cases, you face a peaceful looking woman in blue. Which backs to East Philosophy
(The style of this series is smart and natural. Images in these pictures are not beautiful but real. If you listen to them, it seems like there are various sounds such as wind whistling, rain dripping, birds chirping, and laughter lingering around. Behind melancholy eyes of the girl, we can feel the painter’s gratitude to life and expectation to a better future.” New Graphic Magazine

Since 2009 she has had solo shows and group exhibitions in Iran, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Ukraine, South Korea, China and Jepan.
She was also selected in several art biennales and competitions since 2011. She has also established an online magazine ( Brightness) in the field of illustration in 2016.
Narjes never lost sight of her roots in the new world. Her cultural heritage and family ties remain the biggest influence in her work. As an Asian female artist, Narjes hopes to continue her contemplation through art about our existence now and beyond.
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