A TRANSCENDENCE OF COLOUR AND SPIRIT

The Luxury Collection - - Art in Review: Ali Banisadr -

Com­po­si­tion­ally, most of Ali Banisadr’s works por­tray a bot­tom up trans­fer­ence of en­ergy, both tech­ni­cally and con­cep­tu­ally. The lower sec­tions are packed with masses of fig­ures and ob­jects rep­re­sented in stages of vig­or­ous move­ment. Peo­ple, an­i­mals, gods and ma­chines in­ter­act with each other in of­ten vi­o­lent ways rem­i­nis­cent of a bat­tle scene. As you gaze up­wards, the paint­ings be­come grad­u­ally lighter in­di­cat­ing an end to the con­flict and im­part­ing upon the viewer a sense of op­ti­mism and a yearn­ing for peace. The top­most sec­tions usu­ally only fea­ture gra­di­ents of a sin­gle colour rep­re­sent­ing the last stage of trans­for­ma­tion of the work’s char­ac­ters and the over­all piece in it­self – in­di­cat­ing a transcendence into the ether and the jour­ney’s end.

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