Born 1976 Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in New York, USA
Ali Banisadr was born in Tehran in 1976 and moved to California with his family when he was a child. Banisadr once remarked that his childhood memories, notably of the Islamic revolution and the brutal Iran-Iraq war, were a mix of images, half abstract and the other half with recognizable forms. Present in all of his works is a sense of sound and movement that is due to the way in which Banisadr condenses his imagery, and chooses a wide range of colours to bring his subject to life.