MEHRANOUSH ESMAEILI is a freelance illustrator and painter from Iran.
Her education is M.A. in "Illustration" from "Tehran Art University". Also, she has a B.A. in "Handicrafts" from the same university.
She has taught illustration and computer graphic design software in Art Universities of Esfahan, Iran for about 14 years.
Artist Statement - Mehrnoush Esmaeili
"The theme I pursue in my paintings is human life and its identity issues. In my opinion, life is a fantastic puzzle combined with personal authority and destiny. I like to illustrate peace, happiness, and prosperity by balanced interaction between entities and nature.
What inspires me is the mathematical forms combined with art; For instance, I have always been fascinated by the unique graphist "Maurits Cornelis Escher."
I want to highlight mastery of geometry, linear value to show up and downtimes in living, and discipline in ordinary life. Although all the events are related to each other, there is an outline for isolating it's segmented. Besides, those parts of events we have no control over illustrated by symbolic forms; For example, the angel could be an imaginary symbol for transferring goodness and blessing. Also, there is often a couple of man and woman who are the first main form of every society in the universe, plants, and other creatures. It is worth mentioning that human forms have been intentionally combined with animal forms, aquatic beings, birds' shapes, and every imaginary existence to exaggerate their beings' capabilities in power and navigating all over the universe.
I usually begin sketches and drawings manually, then put them together on Photoshop Software, and paint with a mix of Gouache, Acrylic, and Pen Drawing. Frequently, colors are limited to black and white, red, cyan, and gold. Using cyan mostly as a celestial symbol and red color indicates corporeal energy and its passion."