* The painter is not present in heaven

Niloofar Mohammadifar, 9-26 October, 2020

* Installation Views
* Individual Works

* Statement
Human beings have been constantly confronted with issues that have had a significant impact on their life process and have given direction and meaning to their life. Even after entering the modern world, these concepts have followed men, and they have tried to build their utopia in this very world. The fundamental basis of this unfulfilled utopia is very similar to the man's idea of a paradise full of happiness and bliss.
A belief in the afterlife and the last judgment is a common ground for many religions, although there are differences in their portrayal of it. Our upbringing is generally in accordance with this belief. The concern of avoiding the evil deeds to enter the paradise is one of the things we learn as a child, and it stays with us in different stages of our intellectual growth and development; Trying to stay away from sins in the hope of salvation.
* Press Release
Niloufar Mohammadifar (born in 1987, Tehran, Iran) has a bachelor's degree in Management from Payame Noor University of Tehran. Her works have been displayed in group exhibitions in Iran and abroad, and she had a solo exhibition in 2015. The second solo exhibition of Mohammadifar entitled "The painter is not present in heaven" will be held in Bavan Gallery from 9th to 26th October.
In the present exhibition, Mohammadifar being inspired by her personal life, and childhood memories and fantasies, create a unique world of her own. The paintings in this collection have been created in a five-year process, during which they have gone through destruction and recreation many times. The erosion that has taken place in the process of creation and characterization of her figures, has put them in a state of demolition and disfiguration. The fact that the artist has not been adherent to a fixed principle in the characterization of the figures is well visible in the paintings. Mohammadifar has created works full of details with an unlimited color palette, putting her characters in a fantastic landscape with specific attention to earth and sky.
In this exhibition, we see works that are full of creatures. The use of vegetation has made her frames imaginative and overflowing, and the viewers facing this eerie and imaginary space, make their own narrations. The illusion manifests itself in the form of excessive and exaggerated happiness in the deformed and distorted state of the figures. A problematic and contagious joy ripples through these works, trying to address the effects of beliefs on the human mind. Mohammadifar creates images for a fantastic and chaotic, and at the same time beautiful world, through which she tells a story of an imaginary paradise to her audience.
* Past Exhibitions