Farah Notash

Biography

It was the end of spring in Teheran when Farah Notash was born to a middle class family of Azari origin.

After loosing her mother at the age of 2 ½ years she was attracted to make objects from the soil of their little garden. Gradually she started to enjoy drawing, singing and dancing.

The waves of political storms embraced the life of the family. Prisoner anxieties and sorrow of the nearest relatives filled many years of her childhood. Later, the economical properties of her family were plundered and fined. From then on she gained bitter experiences and the knowledge of certain facts which have remained to the present time in her life.

During elementary school and later in high school, her attraction towards art was outstanding and clearly distinguished. After completing high school in Teheran, she studied and experienced art in various European academies.

The use of different materials, experiencing varying styles and changing from one field of art to the other, occurs to her without hesitation. This happens due to the emotional, aesthetical need for the best choice to express the subject. She uses symbols, shades or fine lines, soft or hard motives, harmonizing or contrasting colors right through the social problems. Valuable to her are clay, wood, bronze, chalk or stone in sculptures; oil, acrylic and water colors in painting; transparent or opaque colors or glossy ceramic objects, as well as mirrors or any other material to create her art pieces.

Her painting ranges from modern to classic, still life portraits to landscapes but always she stays a serious social realist. Studies of world mysticism throughout history, parallel to philosophical, social studies have influenced her life and art.
She is very sensitive and aware of the movement and social problems in the world, showing no borders in her life or her art. Serenading poems in Persian, English and Azari languages and also singing them, comes as a true emotional choice of the language in her need to express herself.

She does not believe art as being an instrument but a path which opens windows to the hearts -


          - a kind of living with growth in love.

                    - a challenge of dynamic living or dying for love.

Various periods

1972

Ceramics, Sculptures

1976

Beginning of the sun collection

1978

Trees collection

1976-80

Social realism

1979

Anti-imperialist posters and painting

1994

Still life, Mystic collection , Love spell

1995

Along the Mist collection

1995 - 1996  

Women's sorrow

1997

Motherly love

1998

Women and peace

1998

Op-art collection

1999

Sun eclipse collection

1999

Greenpeace collection

2002

Scent of Orangeri collection , Fantastic abstracts

2003

Black and red abstracts

2004-2005

poems Music cd production

2006

Mozart collection painting

2007-2008

Sun is still shining collection(sculptures, paintings, mirrors)

2008-2009

The Large painting of Gaza

2009-2010

Minimal and Conceptual collection, Glory of Danube

2011

Collection 2011

2013

Collection: standing plates
Collection:  collage line painting I
collection:  collage line painting II
collage painting Syria

2014

Large sample for abstract paintings
all the art work in Women Power

2015

some photo collections
The large 4 season collection in Allerheiligen Park in Vienna,
Swan and sky collection