( Brightness) is founded by Narjes Mohammadi (Hasmik) and Sadegh Amiri in 2016 as a digital magazine to present exclusive interviews with contemporary illustrators, who are so professional at their job with many valuable experiences which could help young artists. Alongside, it promotes current projects around the world with reviews and criticisms.We want to inspire people and show that illustration is an important, effective medium in the contemporary period.Moreover, we present articles.
NARJES (HASMIK) MOHAMMADI
Narjes( hasmik) Mohammadi,
Narjes Mohammadi was born in 1985 in Mashhad. She fell in love with drawing at her grandparents’ house while growing up in Mashhad. Narjes works predominately in the medium of painting and illustrating.
Narjes completed a BFA in Graphic Design with distinction at the Shariati Technical College in Tehran in 2009, and then she delved herself into illustration by taking a two years course in Iranian Illustrators Society. She has been working professionally as an independent illustrator and editor on chief of Brightness magazine.
Narjes learned how to paint and illustrate by studying works by her favorite artists and by making lots of paintings; she learned what to paint by studying books on Asian history, world mythology, and family photo albums.
Narjes is a digital painter and traditionalist painter. She creates New Traditional Asian Art by fusing modern narrative with eastern sensibility. She mixed elements of Persian art and motifs with modern painting on canvas and wood panels.
She introduced her inspiration sources in this way: “As an Eastern artist, I’ve always inspired by nature as the first and most important point for artistic work as well as Iranian miniature heritages. An intense interest to Chinese philosophy which encourages the public to study trees and listen to the sound of them lead to making a collection of paintings base named (Bird Woman). “Personally speaking, I think it was the prominent point of my life as an independent artist. Beside that, I can’t ignore the important role of Frida in my artistic life. Since I was a teenager, I’m impressed by her courageous and skillfulness in presenting her beliefs and ideas.”
In this serials, it became clear that the artist would commit to a certain idea of freedom and bravery of artist’s soul. She talked about beliefs and ideas which limited her soul, but she tries to set herself free. There isn’t any challenge between elements, but in most cases you face with a peaceful looking woman in blue. Which backs to East Philosophy
(The style of this series is smart and natural.Images in these pictures are not beautiful but real. If you listen to them, it seems like there are various sounds such as wind whistling, rain dripping, bird chirping, and laughters lingering around. Behind melancholy eyes of the girl, we can feel the painter’s gratitude to life and expectation to a better future.” New Graphic Magazine
Since 2009 she has had solo shows and group exhibitions in Iran, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Ukraine, South Korea, China and Japna.
She was also selected in several art biennales and competitions since 2011. She was also established an online magazine ( Brightness) in the field of illustration in 2016.
Narjes never lost sight of her roots in the new world. Her cultural heritage and family ties remain the biggest influence in her work. As an Asian female artist, Narjes hopes to continue her contemplation through art about our existence now and beyond.
SADEGH AMIRI HANZAKI
Sadegh Amiri Hanzaki
he was born in 1987, Tehran-Iran.
he graduated in B.A accounting.
Member of Society of Iranian Photographers
he has been working as a professional photographer for 10 years.
He has selected and Taken part in several photo competition or exhibition and he has recently selected as a winner in metro photo challenge 2018
My name is Sadegh Amiri. I was born in Tehran-Iran in 1987. I went to elementary school in the United Arab Emirates and then went on to receive my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from one of Tehran’s national universities.
My father’s passion for photography at a young age encouraged me to follow the same path. My professional career as a photographer began after I met my wife Narjes Mohammadi (Hasmik), who is a world-renowned illustrator. She constantly encouraged me to further pursue my passion for photography by giving me positive and constructive feedback on my frames.