A TRANSCENDENCE OF COLOUR AND SPIRIT
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.