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BIOGRAPHY Narjes Mohammadi was born in 1985 in Mashhad. She fell in love with drawing at her grandparents› house while growing up in Mashhad. 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 illustration by taking a two years course in Iranian Illustrators Society. She has been working professionally as an independent illustrator and editor on 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. Beside 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 artist’s soul. She talked

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VIDEO 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 with 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, bird chirping, and laughters 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 Japna. She was also selected in several art biennales and competitions since 2011. She was 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4NezQ2MkcA&t=145s

WEBSITE

www.narjesmohammadi.com

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BIRD WOMAN

This collection is about men and women who try to discover their own world and their invisible effects on others’ life. Undoubtedly, such a journey of discovery is not easy. It requires great courage and honest to face yourself at high and low points in your life. In starting this project, my aim was to show people the invisible ropes that have a deep influence on our lives and make us follow movements, thoughts, and vagabond ideologies without knowing where they all lead to. I don’t want to tell the public for that matter, how to act. I want to show how much more beautiful life can be if we untie the ropes that bind us and let our spirits spread their wings in flight. To start this project I was inspired by looking at the women of Iran and their all-toovisible barriers, but the more I delved into this matter, the more questions arose in my mind. I began to see a greater number of invisible ropes that have not only been tied around the women of Iran, but also around women all around the world. These invisible ropes have taken away the freedom of both people and countries by restricting free movement. Free movement of people, that is the freedom of thought and action, is the deeper definition of freedom, not just the superficial meaning. The invisible, freedomrestricting ropes are called by different names in different countries. In some places they are called “religion”, while in other places they take the name of “tradition”, or “politics”. These ropes even take on different colors, shapes, and smells, but they can be identified by the fact that their appearance makes us forget about the real meaning of freedom. I believe that if we discover the world by ourselves without the intervention of politics, the media, relatives, and teachers, then everything around us will take on a new meaning. May our minds fly like birds.

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Color Pencil

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THE WAY IT WAS A story about a puppet doll, which is made by a tailor with different materials. The tailor loves it so much, but he has to sell it to a rich man. The rich man put it on a fire place and doesn’t take attention to it, until a day a violin player and a little girl come to his home, and‌ This book is written by Nahed Alshawa and

published

by

Noon

Books

publishing house in 2017.

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SUCH A GOOD IDEA It’s a philosophical story about a little child who doesn’t like his ears and try to cover them with a huge mask. He is so excited to find such a magical thing to help him feel better about his appearance, but everything will change, while his parents and friends use the same mask to cover their nose, eyes or anything else. Writer and illustrator: Narjes Mohammadi Publisher: Tooti publishing house.

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BARLI

A story about two small and beautiful villages that fight together just because of having a blue balloon.

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NOW, I CAN CALL YOU «FRIEND» A collection of poems and illustration for teenagers, which was published by Elmi-Farhangi publishing house in 2017.

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ASK A QUESTION It’s the name of the book, which was published by Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in 2016. It’s the collection of poems and illustrations for teenagers about life.

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BEE R L ABE L

I’ve been collaborating with collective arts brewing in Canada since 2017. It’s a company which focus on designing special labels for bear bottles, and it was my honor to be selected as one of the winners and be featured by this great company.

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BRIGHTNESS MAGAZINE | Narjes Mohammadi Hasmik

BRIGHTNESS MAGAZINE Brightness was founded by Narjes Mohammadi (Hasmik) and Sadegh Amiri in 2016 as a digital magazine to present exclusive interviews with contemporary illustrators. Alongside, it is promoted current projects around the world with reviews and criticisms. We want to inspire people and show that illustration is an important, effective medium in the contemporary period. Moreover, we present articles about illustration and its position in different cultures and countries.

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Narjes Mohammadi portfolio  

Narjes Mohammadi was born in 1985 in Mashhad. She fell in love with drawing at her grandparents' house while growing up in Mashhad. Narjes w...

Narjes Mohammadi portfolio  

Narjes Mohammadi was born in 1985 in Mashhad. She fell in love with drawing at her grandparents' house while growing up in Mashhad. Narjes w...

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