Niloufar Fallahfar

Niloufar Fallahfar

Niloufar Fallahfar (b. 1990, Karaj, Iran) has a Diploma in Graphic Design and a BFA in Painting that she has received from the Soore University in 2015. She has taken several courses in drawing during her childhood and teenage years and several practical and theoretical courses as a university student. Since 2011, she started to create paintings that are outside the conventional two-dimensional format. Fallahfar believes that painting should blend with the environments to challenge the stagnant, simplistic approach of the audience. As a university student, she participated in several painting and drawing group exhibitions as well as festivals and biennials. She also received recognition in the 6th Damunfar Visual Arts Festival. Since 2016, Fallahfar has been teaching painting in schools.
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Your Angle
A Rainbow is seen differently by each observer, depending on their angles and locations. Thus, there may be different rainbows, as many as the number of observers. That is, each viewer sees a unique rainbow. This is a reference to all the portraits and the colors used in paintings made of all the colors of the rainbow, dispersed like the light projected into a prism. The dispersion is a reference to the diversity in different ways of thinking about and drawing conclusions from different things, including a work of art. Because the painting is not two-dimensional and due to the disruption in the process of its viewing, the mind of the audience undergoes a transformation so long as they change their viewing angle.

Following the poetry of Kamaleddin Behzad’s miniatures and his careful attention to the real world, I have sought to strike a balance between thoughts and emotions in my work. I have been inspired by his unique visual features and how he places the figures of contemporary man in his frames, in other words, the architecture of his paintings. I have tried to find a proper place for the painting vs. humans vs. space. Even though the painting is fixed, the audience has to move around the axis of the space, which will bring about fluidity. The painting spreads out of the two dimensions, in the hope that it does not get caught up in its own vacuum and its dynamism disturbs the stagnation of the mind and the body. Changing the perspective is a factor that brings about change in the mentality of the audience, bringing different meanings and concepts to mind. The audience is right in the middle of my work. The audience and I are the contemporary humans that find our lost angle in the complexity of meanings, pushing them towards their inexistence.

Niloufar Fallahfar, “Your Angle”, from “Lost Angles” series, oil on canvas, 92 x 89 cm, 2017
Niloufar Fallahfar, from “Lost Angles” series, installation view, 2018
Niloufar Fallahfar, from “Lost Angles” series, installation view, 2018