Niloofar Rahnama was born in 1975, She lives and works in Tehran, Iran, where completed her studies in MFA. Her works are above all, influenced by her personal experiences. She often finds herself attracted to challenging of life and the emotions we may all feel but never care to reveal.
“I am inspired by what I see and feel in my day-to-day life. My works are parts of the outer world and a reaction to the unstable changes of the environment surrounding me: war and its aftermath, death and bereavement, motherhood and whatever causes change in my feelings once being in their vicinity. By painting, I create a correlation between my self-awareness and the surrounding world. I turn my ideas into sketches several times. They get covered under layers of paint over and over. They appear and disappear. The forms and lines are revealed and omitted; they constantly change. At it is the audience, at last, who can keep their journey on in my paintings using their own perspective.”
Niloofar describes her work process as being very simple. Just like her visual style, it regularly undergoes changes and adaptations in line with her developing process as an artist. Combining Still-life and figurative elements in the works she creates, she considers her art as a medium for real communication.
In addition to her freelance painting, Niloofar teaches painting to children and adolescents. She also practices illustration and publishing for children’s books.