Iranian painter Maryam Najd (°1965) studied
arts in her city of birth, Teheran. In 1992, she
went to Antwerp for further training.
In her paintings, Maryam Najd
processes emotions and experiences, subliming
them in autonomous works that blur the borderline
between figurative and abstract.
She does this mainly by using
images from digital media (TV, video, DVD, internet)
about the (im)balance of power between East and
West, the cultural differences, the glamour and
glitter of a pure Western visual culture.
The book ‘Phantasmagoria’
shows and explains her work from the last five