Art in review: Ali Banisadr
A STORY OF WAR, SOUND AND COLOUR.
Ali Banisadr’s work is the natural rebuttal to the rather tiresome cliché that ‘painting is dead’. Best known for his sprawling oils on canvas that offer up a bird’s eye view of a vibrant, rhythmic, often chaotic landscape, the 41 year old Iranian-american contemporary artist wields his brush with the finesse of a 1920’s Parisian oil painter. Upon experiencing his works from afar, the observer is given the impression of a series of detailed figures but, remarkably, as one moves closer we see that the figures are actually abstract forms with no easily discernible features. This intriguing balancing act between abstraction and figuration is but one of many reasons why Ali Banisadr is among contemporary art’s most interesting painters of today.
ART IN REVIEW: ALI BANISADR