Kasmin is delighted to announce two acquisitions of work by Ali Banisadr by North American institutions: a large-scale painting Language of the Birds, 2018, by The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C; and seven works of ink on paper titled SEVEN Series, 2017, by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.

Ali Banisadr’s densely populated paintings are influenced by the artist’s perception of sound as inextricably linked to color and form. Drawing on childhood experiences of the Iran-Iraq war in his native Tehran (where explosions and other aural disturbances were commonplace) as well as his extant synesthesia, Banisadr works painstakingly and intuitively to build complex compositions that exude a vitality at once turbulent and celebratory. The work entering the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection was given by the Noshirvani family in 2019.

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