Ali Banisadr

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About the Artist

A painter of epic vistas and dazzling intricacies, Ali Banisadr creates complex, turbulent worlds whose syncopated rhythms corral a multitude of references from art history as well as allusions to our own turbulent times. In any single, expansive canvas one might sense the crystalline detail of the Persian miniature tradition, the muscular brushwork of Abstract Expressionism, the narrative dexterity of the early Dutch masters, the bravura technique of the Venetian Renaissance, or the libidinous glyphs of Surrealism, among others.

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    In this film, the artist discusses his exhibition Ultramarinus – Beyond the Sea and provides insight into his painting process and the concepts behind it – revealing the meaning of the works exhibited and explains the evolution of his use of colour, historical references, human figures and landscapes.

     

    Work by the artist featured in the exhibition The Sky was Blue the Sea was Blue and the Boy was Blue from 24 February 2021.

     

  • Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro

    24 February - 30 April 2021

    The Sky was Blue the Sea was Blue and the Boy was Blue

    An exhibition of work by 19 artists celebrating the colour blue, available online and on Vortic as part of The London Collective.

    Victoria Miro on Vortic
    8 June - 3 August 2013

    Cinematic Visions

    Painting at the Edge of Reality (Group Exhibition)
    Njideka Akunyili, Jules de Balincourt, Ali Banisadr, Hernan Bas, Joe Bradley, Cecily Brown, Peter Doig, Inka Essenhigh, Eric Fischl, Barnaby Furnas, David Harrison, Secundino Hernández, Nicholas Hlobo, Chantal Joffe, Sandro Kopp, Harmony Korine, Yayoi Kusama, Glenn Ligon, Wangechi Mutu, Alice...
    Victoria Miro Gallery II
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