Fariba Rahnavard, born in 1984, is a modern and contemporary Iranian painter. He started painting professionally at the age of 18. After a few years, he entered the Faculty of Art and Architecture of the University of Central Tehran. During these years, due to his intense interest in the tragedies of the modern world, he turned to abstract expressionism, which has often been associated with the subject of history, violence and catastrophe in the modern world. His works were later exhibited in international biennials and exhibitions, including the Florence Biennale and the Manhattan International Competition.Fariba Rahnavard's work reveals a complelling fusion between visual harmony and unconventional storytelling. In her Antigravity series, for example, the viewers are invited to explore the liminal area in which texture and language merge together into a coherent harmony. While exhibiting a captivating vibrancy, her paintings seem to reject an explicit explanatory strategy. Rather, she seems to offer to the viewer a key to find personal interpretations to the feelings that she conveys into her collages.
Fariba's spirituality impacts (and is) her art, and she wishes to translate her connection to this internal energy onto every canvas by telling a story with color, shape, and figures. Every stroke is a manifestation of her deep rooted spirituality and emotion.
Over these years Fariba's works has been showcased in several occasions, including her recent show at the Montgomery College, USA; morover, in Florence International (Polis & Art) biennial, Italy. Currently, she works from her studio in Tehran in Iran.