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Ali Banisadr

Nightmares And Dreamscapes

By Anna WalLace-Thompson

Portrait of Ali Banisadr. 

Photo by Ali Khadra.

One does not simply look at Ali Banisadr’s paintings so much as one watches them, waiting for a grand finale to unfold. When faced with these canvases, we become voyeurs, drawn to the operatic splendor of some apocalyptic, perverse theater group unaware of our presence. Each of the artist’s paintings is a tableau, a set piece from the end of days in which a grotesquery of carnivalesque figures dredged up from the depths of…

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