San Antonio, Texas
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My name is Samira, and I am working from my art studio in San Antonio, Texas, since 2016. My life has been filled with the joy of imagining and dreaming, as well as the love of painting and creating. I began to paint long before I received my bachelor of arts degree in painting back in my hometown: Tehran, Iran.
Establishing and managing an atelier, embarking on a journey across three continents, living thousands of miles away from home and family, marrying and becoming a mom abroad are among my major experiences some of which also drive my artwork.
I am constantly looking for a fair representative of the common denominator in the mankind. In my journey I have observed different micro and macro-level forms of kindness and love among people. From my perspective, the disparity in the way people express their feelings as well as the daily life's inherent stress could cause the potential emotion not to be well communicated or received, or to be redirected through unintended channels.
Universal languages such as arts have the capability to deliver the message beyond the constraining factors of the rule-based communication methods, and even beyond the known material world or its limits. Among those, painting was my choice possibly due to my visual personality. I enjoy all painting styles, but abstract is my favorite because of this inherent eternal freshness as well as due to providing a freedom of interpretation for the audience without necessarily resembling any existing material forms and shapes or being bound by sets of predefined symbols.
While I try to add unique perspectives to my paintings in order to make each piece memorable in a certain way, my painting philosophy is to open my inner self to the canvas and depict my feelings. In doing so, I hope to challenge myself and to connect with my audience on concepts inherent beauty of life, motherhood vs creation, inspiring others, avoiding violence, etc.
Since 2002, I have been involved in professional painting, joining artwork showings as well as hosting exhibits. In 2003, I co-founded the AMORDAD atelier in Tehran, Iran, and served as the gallery manager until 2007. Two of my paintings are dedicated to and approved by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA). Currently, my paintings are being shown in galleries across Texas.
I take delight in having experience-exchange sessions with other professionals or art enthusiasts. Feel free to ping me and I will respond as soon as I can!