LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
I, Niloofar Vejdani was born on February 1984 in Tehran, Iran. My father is a graphic designer, Calligrapher and art lover so my childhood memories are filled with different pictures, signs, photos and colors. I watched him working in his... Read More
I, Niloofar Vejdani was born on February 1984 in Tehran, Iran. My father is a graphic designer, Calligrapher and art lover so my childhood memories are filled with different pictures, signs, photos and colors. I watched him working in his studio for hours and I guess that is what really led me to art. I got my Bachelor Degree in “Graphic Design” from Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University in 2007, and my Master Degree in “Painting” from Tehran Art University in 2016.My works, which are mainly Acrylic paintings on canvas, have been exhibited in many group exhibitions since 2009. I recently had two solo exhibitions as well in well-known galleries of Tehran in 2014 and 2017.Currently I live and work in Toronto, Canada.I have been working on a new series of works for almost two years now. These works are meant to represent “Liminality”.Liminality as a term first appeared in 20th century to describe the situation of being in a transition, and/or to be on the verge of change. In each liminal situation, a kind of breakage, suspension, doubtfulness, transformation or ambiguity occurs. It is the stage in between, where you left the previous situation but not entered the next yet.I precisely talk about this borderline point in human’s lives, a place where people stand doubtful in between two different paths to follow. The point where only by means of an honest confrontation with self, one can decide on which side of this borderline he wants to set foot.Is it really necessary to choose? Isn’t it the best to stay in a neutral safe zone?In other worlds, I explore spaces where everything is stopped until the fateful decision is made, spaces full of some sort of instability, fear, indecisiveness and above all loneliness.Human beings born alone, experience life alone and die alone.
WHO I AM
I am an Iranian Painter; currently live and work in Toronto, Canada.
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