Art is everywhere. It is everything around us; the infrastructures, the people, their cultures,
nature…that is where I get my inspiration. And to me, Berlin is a land full of inspiration.
From a troubled past, the beautiful city has risen to a liberal world city of creative, expressive
The people of Berlin are also a beautiful wonder with so many stories I look forward to
capturing with my camera. From a repressive past filled with war, genocide, and a divisive,
oppressive regiment, the people of Berlin show a fascinating spirit of resilience and
endurance that makes the city stand out.
I find myself attracted to and inspired by their liberal views; their willingness to admit their
past and forge a new future of openness and expression is so refreshing.
Since the 1990, it has gone through a massive redefinition and change. The injection of urban
views weaved intricately into age old traditions make the city a melting pot of culture and
diversity; a world that deserves to be captured in stillness and shared.
in my paintings patterns are as important as the main subjects and somehow it’s reflects the
place I am in and I get inspire by. The street art and walls in berlin are the greatest in the
word and berlin has the history of it.
The idea of me being in Berlin is all about exploring that part of the art which is all over the
city and brings identity to the city. And in a way became an urban identity itself. The outside
walls fill with the paintings and patterns, with two different side, different stories. I want to
create the stories but not in away they were before. It is about new people, new memories,
Learning the culture, seeing the people and involving in community, discovering how these
stories are universal in nature, though the symbolism and meanings may change from culture
Working on two medium which is photography and painting as well as digital painting would
be my main focus. The idea of bringing out the hidden faces behind the wall.
As an artist also believe in being in the place to get an inspiration and getting involved with
the community is also my concern.
I truly believe that art is soulful and resides deep within oneself. Art is roused by the harmonious vibes
and beauty of nature that envelopes us. Nature is within us as it is around us and we all hail from nature.
Modernity does not annul this fact. Nature touches and invokes its most primal creativity in an artist. Hence, works of art are projections of an artist’s soul to the outside world. In my case, nature speaks to my soul and predominantly through its magnificent beauty and permanence paradoxical to the evanescence imposed by human ambition and limitations. Nature gives us recognition of source and hope of continuity.
My paintings are not merely a result of direct observations but a complex combination of diverse
elements augmented by compelling recollections of specific emotions that overwhelmed me as I am
engulfed in the quintessential calmness of nature. It’s inspirationally elating.
Thus, the images from Nature Sublime are a communicative manifestation of revelations and new
emotions as well as ideas pertaining to human perception. Analogically, paintings are alike stop-signs
amid our hurried modern life. They remind us to pause in cognizance to the evident and intrinsic beauty
that exists around us. I strive for equilibrium to our daily chaotic rat race and the harmony inherent to
In my view, art is the relationship between fantasy and snapshots of reality. It is poetry in shades, hues
and colours. Art comes to me as a form of expression and exploration and gives voice to my emotions,
fears, dreams, identity and aspirations. A condensed aspect of my theme is “stratification”. The message
is: “You should look past stratum to see things that you might not see at first glance”.
I am highly influenced by Iranian Islamic art, which is all about patterns and bringings life as
a nature to architecture and paintings. “Islamic artists habitually employed flowers and trees
as decorative motifs for the embellishment of cloth, objects, personal items and buildings”
I am highly influenced by Iranian Islamic art, which is all about patterns and bringings life as a nature to architecture and paintings.
My paintings are depictures relating stories. There is an absence of focal points while every portion of
depictions has its very own voice and power to relate and continue with the story. There is also, and for
similar reasons, adoption of Islamic ornateness for more centric arrangements to patterns while avoiding
obvious focal points.
The idea of bringing nature indoors into homes and adorning buildings via Iranian Islamic architecture is
somewhat irresistible to me. It is the symbolism of bringing an almost forgotten part back to life and to
attune to our modern way of living.
b. 1977, Iran.
“Langkawi Art Biennale 2016” Langkawi, Malaysia,
“IMMORTAL?” Installation International Group exhibition, L’atelier Rouge Gallery, KL, Malaysia
“Quatre Femmes” Group Exhibition, L’atelier Rouge Gallery, Kl, Malaysia
”Exploration”AND”Expression”,Residency exhibition, Port Commune, KL, Malaysia
”The story of Rooms” Solo Exhibition, Atelier Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia
Daydreaming Group Show, Ella Art Space, KL, Malaysia
Art Connexion International, Matic Gallery, KL, Malaysia
International Exhibition of Iranian Artist in SouthEast Asia and Pacific, Matic Gallery, KL, Malaysia
Contemporary Iranian Artists Exhibition, Melaka Art Gallery, Melaka, Malaysia
Iranian Artist Painting Exhibition, Cube Gallery, KL, Malaysia
International Women’s Day Exhibition, Art Malaysia Viva Gallery, KL, Malaysia
SEPULAH DAH Iranian Artist Exhibition, Artseni gallery, KL, Malaysia
Malaysia Iran Art Exhibition MAIRA, Gallery Aswara, KL, Malaysia
Chosen in first Monorail Photo Festival, Malaysia
Autumn solo photo exhibition, Ferdos Gallery, Iran
First position in Abyaneh group photo exhibition/competition, ElmOFarhang University, Iran
First position in Dialogue of Civilizations group photo exhibition/competition, ElmOFarhang University,
Participation in group painting exhibition in Nivaran Art Gallery, Iran
Ahvaz solo photo exhibition, Iran
Work and Artist participation
Documentary Photographer At Langkawi Art Biennale Langkawi, Malaysia, November
Balik balik Art Bazar, National Art Gallery, KL, Malaysia,
Artist in Residence, Sembilan Art residency, Seremban, Malaysia, November
Documentary Photographer At Langkawi Art Biennale 2014, Langkawi, Malaysia, October
Full time Photographer, Center for Content Creation, Limkokwing University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Freelance Photographer and Writer, Monorail Magazine, Iranian Lifestyle Magazine, KL, Malaysia,
IMMORTAL? Interview – Nanyang Press Newspaper, KL, Malaysia
IMMORTAL? Interview – SinChew Press Newspapers, KL, Malaysia
IMMORTAL? Interview – BFM Radio “The Bigger Picture” KL, Malaysia
Quatre Femmes Interview – SinChew Press Newspapers, KL, Malaysia
Exploration X Expression Interview – BFM Radio “The Bigger Picture” KL, Malaysia
The Story Of Rooms Interview, ENanyang Website, KL, Malaysia
Changing the Landscape, Marie Claire Magazine, KL, Malaysia
Acrylic on Canvas 100.70cm, 2015, by Anahita Ghazanfari
Acrylic on Canvas 100.70cm, 2015, by Anahita Ghazanfari
Acrylic on canvas 75.75cm, 2016, by Anahita Ghazanfari
Acrylic on Canvas 160.120cm, 2016, by Anahita Ghazanfari
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