About Golnaz Afraz
Winner of the Saatchi Art Showdown prize for ''Painted word",2015. There is always a sense of nostalgia in my thoughts and artworks that i develop. From a more general look, my works consists of a series of body forms details, colors, portraits, plants, ordinary objects, etc... to illustrate my life, my dreams, my instantaneous thoughts of each day. My thoughts become more understandable through the image that i create. I can not paint the complete image, because i have not a complete and ordinary thought at moment. After several years of study in the University of Strasbourg. My artistic practice has been to creat everyday scenes by going beyond the general term. Having made several paintings in my studio has allowed me to understand that the daily scenes have not played any role in my paintings. I'm like filmmaker who wants to realise a film. I create my scenes on paper or canvas. I inspire by the artists like Brugel, Bosch.. or generaly the old paintings. I have a fragmented look, like my thought. This creates new look suddenly a fragmented world. Such an approach to my environment has considerably developed my work. It allowed me to venture into the creative process evolving in climbing the rungs as to achieve my ultimate goal.
She was born in Tehran in 1981 and now lives in France. She attended the University of Azad in Tehran for her undergraduate studies in painting. She has also received two Masters of Arts in Fine Art - from the University of Tarbiat Modarres in Tehran and the University of Strasbourg in France. She has participated in several solo and joint exhibitions in Europe and Asia since 2005, including Art Paris at the Grand Palais in Paris.
B.A "Painting", University Azad , Tehran , Iran
M.A "Visual Arts", University of Strasbourg, France
M.A '' Painting '', University of Tarbit Modarres, Iran
Membership: Member of Association of Iranian Painters
Solo show at "Brulée Gallery " , Strasbourg , France From13 th marche until 18th april ..
2015 Brûlée Gallery, strasbourg, Franc
2012 Brûlée Gallery, strasbourg, France
2011 Mah Gallery, Tehran
2010 Quedar Gallery
-The selected Young Artistes Exhibitions, Strasbourg-France
2008 Mah Gallery, Tehran
2015Saatchi Art’s Showdown first Prize « painted word » international competition, Ace hotel downtwon, Los angeles, U.S.A.
2014 "Region d'alsace", strasbourg, France
2014 "Continenatl-Shift", Saatchi gallery, London.
2014 "Art&Saveurs 2014, Strasbourg, France
2013 Courant d'art Gallery Chevenez, Suisse.
2013 ST ART Strasbourg, Société des Amis des Arts et des Musées de Strasbourg
2013 Le portrait, La ligne bleu gallery, selestat, France
2013 "Art & saveurs" , Collective exhibitions, Strasbourg, France
2012 ST ART Strasbourg, Brulée gallery, Strasbourg
2012 ''Natural Selection'', Maria Frozen Gallery , Berlin, Germany
2012 Farvahar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012 Association of Iranians painters, Tehran
2011 The 5th Painting Biennial of Cotês d'armor, France
2011 ARTPARIS « Grand palais », Paris
2010 In Situ project - in the crossing, Strasbourg, France
2010 Appolonia Gallery ,Strasbourg, France
2008 Gallery Brick Lane, London, England
2008 Creek Art Fair Gallery, Dubai
2008 the 7th Painting Biennial of Iran in Saba Cultural & Artistic Institute
2007 Association of Iranian Painters exhibition, Sa`ad Abad Cultural & Historic Center
2007 Artspace Galleries, London
2007 Mah Gallery, Tehran
2007 Tarrahane Azad Gallery ,Tehran
2006 Mah Gallery, Tehran
2006 the 4th Painting Biennal of the Islamic World,Tehran
2006 Annual Drawing,Karaj
2005 Arte Gallery,Tehran
2005 Mehrin Gallery,Tehran
2005 Ashiana-e-Naqsh & Mehr Gallery,Tehran