Samaneh Atef was born in 1989 in the northern part of Iran. Although she had trained to be a software engineer, in 2014 she decided to devote all her time to her drawings, which she had been creating compulsively since she was a child. This turning point in her life came after a ‘real artist,’ as she referred to him, saw her drawings and encouraged her to keep creating. In her paintings she experiments with different techniques. The recurring image in her iconographies is the female figure, investigated through its symbolic value, traced back to the analysis of its archetypes: an eternal representation of the feminine according to the most representative dualities of its mythological and symbolic references, namely as fighter and victim, as child and mother, as human being and demon.