Negar is an Iranian-American designer, and artist with a strong passion for varieties of visual and performing arts. She has always used painting to express her emotions and feeling, yet, since 2018, she has returned to painting more seriously. For Negar, art is a medium to communicate better whatever is going on in her bubble, with the rest of the world. So in a way, her artworks, and specifically her paintings, are the surreal stories of a Middle Eastern immigrant woman, residing in the US, trying to be resilient against several mental and political crises that the majority of the modern world's population is going through.
In her paintings, Negar uses acrylic on canvas more than any other medium, however, depending on the concept she is working on, she uses different mediums and techniques to create textures and patterns that bring her inner feelings to life in a tangible way.
You can follow her artworks on her website https://www.ntabibian.com
Depending on where I am standing and what I'm trying to express, I have used different visual arts, digital illustration, literature, photography, videography, vocal singing, or performing arts to recreate the emotions and feelings that I experience or deliver. Though when I look back on decades of recreation of my visions, I clearly notice a strong theme in my works: Woman.
In a lifetime of creation, the focus of my artworks has been around the self-love and self-expression of a woman and her never-ending battle to survive mental health struggles, immigration, social justice challenges, and political pro-activation. I see my artistic interests as a healing tool. Though an epiphany for me was that the healing effects were not just impacting me alone as a creator but almost whoever has seen these artworks and connected with them as if they have been seen, validated, and expressed via mediums that are not as challenging as words.