Sáhaar

Sáhaar was born in Tehran in 1982, to an artist family whose father has been known for his pioneer
artistic approach in the middle-east. Her father’s artworks including paintings, drawings, cartoons,
graphics, and prints have been acknowledged and exhibited around the globe. His works also have been
nominated and awarded for plenty of prestigious awards i.e. Grand-Prix at the International Biennale of
Sharjah, UAE. Therefore Sáhaar has been privileged to raise not only with the great master of her time
but also have access to the groups of artists at parties and gatherings. Her childhood had been fulfilled
with vast and rich artworks, through the family as well as Persian historic art and architecture.

Reaction, oil on canvas, 100x100 cm
Reaction, 2019, oil on canvas, 100×100 cm

Sáhaar’s eyes have been trained to observe and digest nature as the most authentic form of art since early ages,
which she found not to be able to compete. All the sources she had access to combined with her artistic
instinct had guided her to pursue the path through studying at Tehran Fine Art School, directed by great
art masters of the time. During this time Sáhaar has learned the drawing academically and used her
specific talent to create thousands of drawings and paintings. She had been stand out amongst other students
by the quality and quantity of the artworks she had produced. This was time she got interested in Paul
Gauguin’s oil painting and recreated 15 of his works, one per week. All these exercises made her strong
to draw her imagination perfectly on various scales. She has been drawing and painting continuously using
different mediums, over the past 23 years.

Venus, oil on canvas, 150x200 cm
Venus, 2021, oil on canvas, 150×200 cm

Sáhaar finds nature’s beauty in the forms of emerging geometries, and she found architecture & design a
great field to experiment the geometry. Sáhaar decided to study architecture which has given her
imagination the 3rd dimension and also a better understanding of perspective. The strength in hand sketching
to express her ideas has been recognized during the Bachelor course at the Eastern Mediterranean
University, Famagusta. She has graduated with the architecture diploma while she has been asked to join
BSG Architectural firm in her last year of studying. Her artistic approach in design had been acknowledged
which lead her to practice as an architectural designer for 5 years.

Witnesses, graphite pencil on paper, 73x123 cm
Witnesses, 2016, graphite pencil on paper, 73×123 cm

Throughout all these times, Sáhaar never forgot her interest in shoe and fashion design with design albums
she had produced at the age of 14. She had her first professional experience at the age of nineteen and
worked as a theatre custom designer alongside a well-established and internationally known theatre
director Pari Saberi (is an Iranian drama and theatre director and Knight of the French Ordre des Arts et
des Lettres, awarded by French President Jacques Chirac). Sáhaar’s talent in design has been recognized
by Pari Saberi which she had invited Sáhaar to work as a costume designer in one of her plays with more
than 60 roles on the stage. That opportunity showed Sáhaar the path to becoming a theatre custom designer
and working with many great artists in the Iranian National Theatre for more than 5 years. Later, she
moved to London following up her interest to study footwear design at one of the most prestigious fashion
schools; Cordwainers, London College of Fashion (UAL) in 2010. Sáhaar’s design work during her
course has been standing out and recognized by the college masters, including her winning design entry for
the annual school footwear design competition for and announced by Nicolas Kirkwood (held by LVMH).
Sáhaar’s recent painting and drawings are representing “the world through her eyes” best capturing both
her personal and artistic experiences, supported with over the two decades of trained techniques and
developed skills.