Art in re­view: Ali Banisadr

A STORY OF WAR, SOUND AND COLOUR.

The Luxury Collection - - Contents - -By Ab­hishek Naidu

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.

Se­lec­tion, Ali Banisadr, 2011, Oil on li­nen, 66 x 88 in -By Ab­hishek Naidu

ART IN RE­VIEW: ALI BANISADR

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