Artistic approach

I am Heyran. I live and work in the Czech Republic for almost 10 years. I come from one of the most beautiful regions of our planet, Azerbaijan, which is undoubtedly reflected in the palette of my paintings, in the sense of detail and ornamental drawing. But I am different in painting, controversial to traditions. However, it is better to see the art once than to listen to a thousand words.
I am Heyran. Through art I try to convey what I am not able to explain in words. I was looking for ways to discover the truth in history, in philosophy, in different cultures, in people, in nature, but in the end I stopped and looked inside, into myself, into the beginnings, into basic intuitions and emotions. It is art that has become the main instrument with which I try to sing about the truth. The process of constant searching has no end, and there is no name for the goals that I try to achieve with art. Art gives unlimited, the purest freedom that can ever exist.
I am Heyran. I am in love with the power that spins the whole universe, I'm enchanted by life.

P.S.: "Heyranam" translated from Azerbaijani means "I am charmed, enchanted", "I am in love".

Art Education

2019-2022

Art & Design Institute, Prague, Czech Republic 

Graphics art studio of prof. J. Lindovsky and prof. M. Velisek

Painting studio of prof. R. Franta

2000-2007

The Palace of Creative Children and Youth by Tofiq Ismayilov, Baku, Azerbaijan

Drawing and painting studio of T. Kesar

Solo exhibitions

Randls Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2022

Absheron Art Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

2005
Group exhibitions and awards

Open ART Fest, Prague, Czech Republic

Graphics of the year 2020 and the VI. Prize of Boudník, Imperial Stables of Prague Castle

Prague, Czech Republic

Poster exhibition "Quotes", LN Art Center

Baku, Azerbaijan

"Deutschland mit den Augen eines Kunstlers gesehen", Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kapelhaus

Baku, Azerbaijan

International Art Competition "Rembrandt - Magician of the Light", 1st prize, Młodzieżowy Dom Kultury

Rybnik, Poland

"Public and Development", Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

"Creative Hands", 1st prize

Baku, Azerbaijan

International Environmental Poetry and Art Contest "River of Words 2004", finalist, Saint Mary's College Museum of Art

Moraga, CA, USA

"Go ahead, Azerbaijan!", Union of Artists of Azerbaijan, Baku Art Center

Baku, Azerbaijan

 

"I am an artist", Ministry of Youth, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Azercell, Absheron Art Gallery

Baku, Azerbaijan

"Global Movement for Children" poster exhibition, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan, UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

Baku, Azerbaijan

"Taxes through the eyes of young artists", 3rd prize, Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

"Japan through the eyes of Azerbaijani artists", 1st prize, Embassy of Japan, Union of Artists of Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

"Protecting nature means protecting life!", Exxon Mobil Azerbaijan, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

"Spring is coming to our land", Union of Artists of Azerbaijan, Embassy of Turkey, Azerbaijan State Radio and Television Company

Baku, Azerbaijan

"Azerbaijan through 4 elements of life: fire, water, air, earth", grand prize, Nikoyl Bank and Baku Art Center

Baku, Azerbaijan

IV International Competition "Greetings through Drawing"

Moscow, the Russian Federation

Exhibition of students of T. Kesar, Art Gallery of the Palace of Creative Children and Youth by Tofiq Ismayilov 

Baku, Azerbaijan

"My Rights" poster exhibition, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Youth Organization "Hopeful Future", Embassy of the United Kingdom, UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

Baku, Azerbaijan

"Japan through the eyes of Azerbaijani artists", Embassy of Japan, Union of Artists of Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

"Iodine Deficiency Diseases and Universal Salt Iodization" poster exhibition, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan, UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

Baku, Azerbaijan

"Taxes through the eyes of young artists", 3rd prize, Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

"Spring is coming to our land", 1st prize, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Union of Artists of Azerbaijan, Embassy of Turkey, Azerbaijan State Radio and Television Company

Baku, Azerbaijan

"190. Anniversary of the Settlement of Ashkenazi Jews in Azerbaijan", Humanitarian Association of Jewish Women, Museum of Art

Baku, Azerbaijan

"There will always be sun", laureate, Cultural Fund of Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

First Open Festival of Jewish Youth, Israel Center for Culture and Education

Baku, Azerbaijan

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“The satisfaction of the creative impulse is a basic, biological need, essential to the health of the individual... Art is one of the few important means known to man for the articulation of this impulse”.

Mark Rothko

Publications
Final catalog of the solo exhibition
2005, Baku, Azerbaijan

Illustrations for the journal of literary criticism Tenqid.net
2006-2021, Baku, Azerbaijan

Design of the book-catalogue of Baku Slavic University
2011, Baku, Azerbaijan

"The Hungry Wolf" and "The Tale of One Lamb, One Cow and
ne Goat" illustration book - coloring pages
2012, Baku, Azerbaijan

Final catalogue of the poster exhibition "Quotes"
2013, Baku, Azerbaijan

Cover of the book "Müsteqillik körpüsünü keçenler", T. Elişanoğlu
2014, Baku, Azerbaijan

Cover of the book "Pes v jazyce a myšlení. Sonda do slovanské frazeologie a idiomatiky", J. Raclavská et al.
2015, Ostrava, Czech Republic
ISBN 9788074647857

Cover of the book "Nová cvičebnice pro rozvíjení kognitivních a komunikačních dovedností tlumočníků", V. Vilímek, S. Hodáková, J. Raclavská
2019, Ostrava, Czech Republic
ISBN 9788075990143
"Müsteqillik körpüsünü keçenler", T. Elişanoğlu
"Pes v jazyce a myšlení. Sonda do slovanské frazeologie a idiomatiky" J. Raclavská et al.
"Nová cvičebnice pro rozvíjení kognitivních a komunikačních dovedností tlumočníků", V. Vilímek, S. H

"Before I give a more detailed "critique" I must say that I really love the black and white work the best. I see the importance of flow (life?) in her work. It is represented in her circuitous strokes and waves of pure emotion. Action painting (or illustration) is mixed with representational imagery to create something unique. I must say that I personally am not a huge fan of abstract art. However I do love expressionism and feel her work falls into the latter. I do like how fluidity is almost always depicted in her style. Sometimes it even spills out into the negative space, like the image can't contain it's own space and flows into the negative space. I see it as pure emotion. Transformative in the way her images tend to morph into other images. I see a restlessness, maybe even anger and other painful emotions.

I like her work very much, but I feel that she needs to decide on an aesthetic. She has the life experience to draw from, but I feel that she needs to hone a distinct style - sometimes less is more, but nevertheless I love the energy and emotion, and that's stuff they can't teach. You either express, or repress.

She definitely expresses!

I'm really trying to be honest, and sometimes I may seem over opinionated, but I like to feel as much as I see when it comes to visual art. Heyran satisfies both requirements!"

Rick Manore

Co-Founder of Detroit Art Gallery, CPop Gallery in Royal Oak

       Before I give a more detailed "critique" I must say that I really love the black and white work the best. I see the importance of flow (life?) in her work. It is represented in her circuitous strokes and waves of pure emotion. Action painting (or illustration) is mixed with representational imagery to create something unique. I must say that I personally am not a huge fan of abstract art. However I do love expressionism and feel her work falls into the latter. I do like how fluidity is almost always depicted in her style. Sometimes it even spills out into the negative space, like the image can't contain it's own space and flows into the negative space. I see it as pure emotion. Transformative in the way her images tend to morph into other images. I see a restlessness, maybe even anger and other painful emotions.

        I like her work very much, but I feel that she needs to decide on an aesthetic. She has the life experience to draw from, but I feel that she needs to hone a distinct style - sometimes less is more, but nevertheless I love the energy and emotion, and that's stuff they can't teach. You either express, or repress.

        She definitely expresses!

        I'm really trying to be honest, and sometimes I may seem over opinionated, but I like to feel as much as I see when it comes to visual art. Heyran satisfies both requirements!

Rick Manore

Co-Founder of Detroit Art Gallery, CPop Gallery in Royal Oak

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