Leila Delfan was born in 1986 in one of the small cities in Lorestan province in the west part of Iran. Her talent and natural aptitude toward art made her family to support her education in the field of art. After completing the high school in the major of Painting at the only art school of the city, she decided to further her education in art. As a result she left her hometown in 2004 for studying at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and managed to take her bachelor degree in painting with an A degree in 2009. Her desire to learn more made her to continue her education at the Tehran University. She could get her master in Painting with an A degree under supervision of professional university professors.
During her studies, her passion for discovering visual expression has led her to explore, practice and master other areas of visual arts such as illustration, graphic design, and etc. These abilities and knowledge in different art areas has been always resulted to creation of interdisciplinary art works with a unique and personal style and building her reputation as a multimedia artist.
In 2011, after finishing a course in mural art at the University of Tehran, she was fascinated by the presentation, complexity and wide range of audiences of this multimedia art, and decided to pursue mural art seriously and professionally. She believed that mural and urban arts has a great potential in aesthetic, clerical, psychological, cultural, artistic and political areas and would be a great challenge for an artist. Furthermore, it is an opportunity for the artist to learn the process of researching before implementation and enhance group spirit and project management.
She succeeded in gaining a number of awards in this area, such as the award and honorary diploma in the second and the third National Mural biennials, and in a short time by performing unique and remarkable works, she was known as a well-known national mural artist.
Her belief that mural painting is not limited to the artist’s interaction with his personal world, and there are many parameters and factors which should be considered, therefore one person cannot manage and perform projects individually, made her to think more about working as a team and finally she founded “D.L” – a group of specialist designers – in 2012. Cooperating with several artists in different art projects improved her skills in management of big art projects both in design and execution process and led to creation of remarkable artworks as well.
What makes her works and her creative group works remarkable and different is considering the harmony of the concept, form, and spirit of the mural with the highly dispersed architecture of metropolises such as Tehran and creating mural works which fit the wall and visual factors to present them in a unique way. In most works, it was tried to increased richness and identity using visual archetypes which has always been admired by the audiences.
After presenting so many works all around her country and gaining knowledge, understanding and skills in art execution, her vision is to create valuable and remarkable international artworks, Regardless of common presentation and execution safety limitations in Iran.