It did not take Ali Banisadr (b. 1976 in Tehran, Iran) much time to make a smooth transition from being an art student to becoming a successful full time artist. Graduating in 2007 from the New York Academy of Art, he had his first main solo gallery show the same year. Since then, he has continued to explore the medium of painting, perfecting it in order to create these fascinating pieces that could depict the end of the world, a new beginning or simply the trials and tribulations that affect our communities. Based in the US since leaving Iran as a child, Ali Banisadr has developed an unusual, and challenging language to bring to life recollections from various backgrounds combined with his imagination. In this interview with the Asian Art Newspaper, he discusses how he creates his work and explains the milestones in his career so far.