Ali Banisadr

Iranian, b. 1976

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Ali Banisadr

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Iranian, b. 1976

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Ali Banisadr’s fantastical, fraught landscape paintings fuse the artist’s experiences as a refugee from the Iran-Iraq war with imagery drawn from Persian miniatures and mythology. Banisadr depicts fields of frenetic, abstract brushwork that conjure ideas of chaos, violence, displacement, and memory. His fragmented backdrops are influenced by the artist’s recollections of shattering windows during bombings, pointing to a relationship between auditory memory and visualization, which carries through much of his work. Worked in a palette that includes golds and blues, Banisadr’s paintings suggest European religious imagery. His work has been compared to that of both Hieronymous Bosch and Willem de Kooning.

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MOCA Los Angeles
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Centre Pompidou, and 3 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
Biography

Ali Banisadr’s fantastical, fraught landscape paintings fuse the artist’s experiences as a refugee from the Iran-Iraq war with imagery drawn from Persian miniatures and mythology. Banisadr depicts fields of frenetic, abstract brushwork that conjure ideas of chaos, violence, displacement, and memory. His fragmented backdrops are influenced by the artist’s recollections of shattering windows during bombings, pointing to a relationship between auditory memory and visualization, which carries through much of his work. Worked in a palette that includes golds and blues, Banisadr’s paintings suggest European religious imagery. His work has been compared to that of both Hieronymous Bosch and Willem de Kooning.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
MOCA Los Angeles
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
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