Artist. Architect. Landscape Designer.
Niloufar Kiarostami, born in 1989 in Tehran, Iran, is an architect and a self-taught intuitive artist. Art has always played an important role in her life. She started illustrating her own imaginary characters when she was at an early age. Her artwork is an expression of her beliefs about the world and an impression of her feelings while creating them. Illustrating transversal characters and stories that are tangled within each other represents the wholeness of all the creatures and human beings and how we are all connected to each other even if we don’t realize it.
After graduating from Master of Architecture in Iran and working as a professional architect, She started her master studies in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan in 2019 and graduated with the highest score in April 2022.
She uses different techniques and styles in her art works which are all original and are affected by her life and beliefs since childhood.
The process of creating art is the most interesting part of Kiarostami’s artworks. it’s true that she was doing art since she was a little kid, but she could find her own style in 2019, when she was 30. She started to do intuitive drawings based on the idea of Yin & Yang, which is a Chinese philosophical concept that describes how obviously opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Her first collection, called FreakLand is an ongoing collection of an infinite world of imaginary creatures and stories in each drawing. The so-called collection led her to call herself FreakLand Mamma which means the creator of FreakLand. She is always trying to express her thought and feelings about life and universe by using symbolism such as eyes, which is the most important and visible one through all her artworks; because the eyes are the door to the soul and it’s how she can show different human expressions and characters in her pieces. Till now she has announced 2 other collections called “Interconnected” and “Self-Expression Portraits”, each using different techniques and mediums.