Negin Fallah

Negin Fallah was raised in Tehran, Iran. In 2006 she started her artistic career and almost after a decade of travel and exploration, she developed her style in Persian miniature and manuscript illumination (Tazhib) to reflect the aspirations of the present-day society. Fallah is a self-taught painter with an avid appetite for innovative concepts and illustrations. With incorporating contemporary elements while remaining connected with traditional art heritage, her work reflects closely to her culture and traditions. 

 

In parallel, her academic education in the fields of graphic design (AA) at Hafez University, Tehran and interior design (BA) at Lebanese International University, Lebanon, and professional practice in the fields of graphic design and interior architecture,  have enriched her visual and conceptual expression substantially. 

 

The artworks are depictions of figurative forms, scripts and symbols, benefiting from various fine arts genres. She transforms scenes into metaphorical images that are deeply touched by personal stories, philanthropic ideals, and inspirations from oriental themes and landscapes. Fallah’s unique style emerges from profound exploration in painting, drawing, and design practices, including Persian illuminations, Chinese paintings, and Indus miniatures. 

 

Fallah’s paintings' aesthetics present a constant dialogue between chaos and harmony, presence and absence, and creation and destruction. They are depictions of figurative forms, scripts and symbols, which entail the transformation of scenes into metaphorical images that are deeply touched by her personal stories, the culture and politics of her homeland of Iran, philanthropic ideas, environmental and ecological phenomenon. Space and perspective in Fallah’s paintings are reminiscent of Persian miniature paintings, while sensibility of figures come from her relationship with Western classical paintings.