Untitled Black Abstract

Oil on Canvas

24” x 36”

Retail Value: $1,400

Price: $500

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Inspired by the textures and colors that he sees in his everyday surroundings, Ali Saif’s paintings are his response to the visual chaos that confronts him. He starts with black and white paint and then adds and subtracts colors and shapes. As the surface is worked and reworked many times, the layers built to create a dense environment.

Originally from Iran, Saif has lived in California for over 30 years. He studied both business and art at Sonoma State University, where he worked with Inez Storer and William Morehouse. Focusing on his paintings, he received an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, studying with Sam Tchakalian and Bruce McGaw. Saif currently works and lives in San Francisco.


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