Through her work, Maryam Shams creates a connection between humankind and its divine nature. Her passion for painting appeared very early on with her search for identity and questioning of the purpose of her life to give it meaning. She owes this mysticism in part to her Persian origins and her spiritual and artistic influences. Her paintings are the result of years of research beginning with studying and experimenting with academic techniques including portraiture, landscape and nudes. Then came the study of movement in ink, in which her aim was to fix the ephemeral in Parisian circuses. The artist then experimented with material, colour, collage and writing. Over time, her expression became freer and more abstract, more introspective too, as if this long aesthetic research marked the stages of a profound spiritual transformation. Maryam Shams has now found her own style free from imposed frameworks. The message of the work is presented as an enigma; the solution is left to the viewer’s intuition.
Master of plastic arts, Faculty of Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne.
License in plastic arts, Faculty of Paris 1Panthéon - Sorbonne
Studies in lithography and screen printing at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris.
Diploma from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, drawing section.
Tehran School of Fine Arts
1st prize of the exhibition - Cogedim competition, Boulogne-Billancourt
Silver medal of the city of Paris
1st international prize of abstract painting, international exhibition of the Côte d'Azur, Cannes
1st prize of abstract painting in Deauville
1st prize of the print of the Museum of Concels of Ferrol, Spain