The artistic culture of Parveneh Roudgar’s work founds its roots in the classic tradition of her country of origin Iran and in Italy. The inspiration of Roudgar originates fundamentally from four areas, within which is found a thematic route that starts from the classic western and Persian civilization and arrives to the expressive modules of the modern and contemporary sculpture.
In the sculptures of Parvaneh Roudgar a particular meaning is found in the human images, that take shape in the maternity, in the passions and in the women figures which strong dynamism transform the original figurative elements into art forms that evoke great strength. Sometimes the power of the lines that draw the figures, and the marked curves of the body, reach to communicate the suffering, the pain, without still failing with the aesthetic dimension of the image in its complex.Currently living in Canada, Roudgar has worked within different cultures, and this co-mingling of traditions is poignantly evocative within her different styles of work. Alongside her figurative works Roudgar has an extensive collection of geometric and abstract sculptures.
Parvaneh Roudgar’s “Construction Sculptures” arise from the analyses of the concept of “geometric abstraction”: an analysis deriving from an ancient Persian culture which has been characterized by such qualities for thousands of years.
Parvaneh Roudgar began her journey in art in 1986 at the Artistic Lyceum in Florence under the instruction of her Professor of Sculpture, Antonio Di Tommaso, and renowned Professor of Ceramics, Marcello Fantoni . Parvaneh concluded her art studies at the University of Eta' Libera of Florence and went on to specialize in ceramics, plaster and casting. She received her Certificate in Working with Stone at the Art School of Porta Romana in Florence and has since had many exhibitions and has been the recipient of numerous prizes internationally.
Parvaneh’s works are exhibited in many different countries in North America, Asia and Europe. In 2016, Parvaneh’s work “Mother and Child on a Bike” was commissioned and permanently installed in the Inlet Skytrain Station in Port Moody (Canada) as part of the city’s Evergreen Project. Parvaneh’s works have been selected as part of the collection of the Salsali’s museum in Dubai and different projects have been exhibited as outdoor sculptures in North America and Iran. Parvaneh has been teaching art for the past 25 years in numerous art colleges and in her private studios in Vancouver and Florence.
"With art I came to know my true self through my strengths and weaknesses. When I work I must be honest with my nature in order to be creative and original. I think that life is like a river flowing. Every time I wash my hands in this river I have different feelings due to ever changing motion of its waters. Every work I made is an expression of these feelings. I feel happy within myself when I acknowledge and accept the changing nature of my thought and feelings and witnessing the flow of my river of life." Parvaneh Roudgar