Mahnaz Karimi is a modern and contemporary Iranian artist with two decades of successful experience in painting. She specializes in Fluid Art, Resin Art, Acrylic Painting and Glass Painting. As a creative artist, her methods are unorthodox.
Inspired by an intense love for the sky, galaxy, clouds and the sea, she would like to give the viewer a glimpse of nature. She attempts to make various art works from spectacular Geode resin art and Mixed Media collages to resin art wall décor, bowls and platters of resin and serving trays.
She was born in 1984 in Tehran. Her interest to art was cultivated during her teenage years and further developed when she opted to take her Bachelor’s degree in Graphics from Alzahra University in Tehran, Iran. She has mastered the skills and chemistry of her medium, to further develop the process and expand its boundaries. In addition to her thirteen-year experience of glass painting (Vitray), she has been a professional abstract resin artist for six years.
Team Salaamy : It gives us great pleasure to have a conversation with one of the most talented and glamorous artist from Iran.
Mahnaz Karimi : I am honored and happy.
Team Salaamy :You come from Iran the land of poets ,artists and philosophers how it feels as an artist in Iran?
Mahnaz Karimi :I am so proud to be born in a country with thousand years of cultural heritage, history and art and inherit creativity and art from my ancestors.
Team Salaamy : Stars ,galaxies and sky your art is inspired by nature do you think it’s the best source of inspiration because the ideas and elements are limitless?
Mahnaz Karimi :Yes of course,When elements of nature are combined with love, dream and poetry, they look more gorgeous and artistically stronger
Team Salaamy :How was your journey so far and what made you choose resin art ?
Mahnaz Karimi :Every day I have been born with a new work of my art and have gotten more perfect and professional day after day .Resin art is a world of suspension without any gravity which makes me fly with colors and swirl and dance among them. Feeling the suspension and the freedom of colors as well as the unique texture they have is extremely magical and relaxing for me.
Team Salaamy :Apart from Iran is there any country where your soul finds peace?
Mahnaz Karimi :Yes ,I feel peaceful wherever there is a heart beating for love and I consider that place my own land. “Where I am, let it be so
The sky is mine
The window, thought, air, love, earth is mine
If mushrooms of nostalgia sometimes grow? “
Team Salaamy :What tools and techniques do you use in the various form of art you practice?
Mahnaz Karimi :There is a wide variety of techniques in resin art which are of interest to me but I mostly try to create new techniques and methods by experiencing and experimenting new styles and ways.
Team Salaamy :Wat would be your best advice or tips to artist who want to learn resin art ?
Mahnaz Karimi :Dare to drown yourself to be reborn from your art
Team Salaamy. :What makes you more happy colors or the stars ?
Mahnaz Karimi :Colors make me feel delighted and joyful.As a child, I used to follow stars and considered most of them mine. I remember there was one flashing beauty which I was in love with. But as I grew older, the stars became dimmer to me and I tried to recreate those beautiful stars through my colors .I am thankful of the colors world to give me the opportunity.
Team Salaamy :Do you believe that people who are connected to the stars and galaxies are loners and love solitude?
Mahnaz Karimi :No ,I think those who are in love with the galaxies and stars always see a combination, kind of community which never hurts each other and live beautiful and unique lives. Therefore, even if they feel calm in solicitude , their souls need to be together