Yari Ostovany Abstract Painting - Fragments Of Poetry And Silence No. 39
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Yari Ostovany
Fragments Of Poetry And Silence No. 39

2015

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Oil on canvas - Unframed Informed by a variety of different cultures, Ostovany feels a connection to multiple separate and yet complementary mystical traditions. He looks toward elements of Western and Eastern art, literature, spirituality, poetry and music to create an environment and a mindset conducive to his process, which is connected to Abstract Expressionism and Color Field painting. The inspiration and the point of departure for the series "Fragments of Poetry and Silence" is a poem by John Berger "Dream": In a pocket of earth I buried all the accents of my mother tongue there they lie like needles of pine assembled by ants one day the stumbling cry of another wanderer may set them alight then warm and comforted he will hear all night the truth as lullaby Yari Ostovany is an Iranian-born American abstract artist. He creates richly textured, layered color field paintings that explore processes of metamorphosis. He has lived in Tehran, Cologne, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Reno. He is currently based in the New York City. Work by Ostovany are included in many private collections around the world, as well as the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut, the Pasargad Bank Museum in Tehran, and the Collection of the Art Department of the University of Nevada, Reno. The paintings Ostovany creates unfold over time, evolving as layers of pigment are added, washed out, covered over, scraped away, dissolved and then more layers added. With each new phase in the process the composition becomes deeper and more luminous. A new painting often begins as a series of calligraphic gestural marks, what Ostovany calls a gestural outburst, inspired by a cognitive/emotional spark. Ostovany then rubs and dilutes the marks, allowing them to meld together with previous marks and layers, coaxing new dimensions of color and texture. The transient nature of the layers becomes embedded into the visual language of the work, evoking a sense of movement and transcendence. Natural and mystical processes inspire Ostovany. He is attracted to the alchemistical transformation of formal elements like light, color, texture and space into compositions that are more than the sum of their disparate parts. Informed by a variety of different cultures, Ostovany feels a connection to multiple separate and yet complementary mystical traditions. He looks toward elements of Western and Eastern art, literature, spirituality, poetry and music to create an environment and a mindset conducive to his process, which is connected to Abstract Expressionism and Color Field painting.

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    New. First hand item, delivered directly from the artist's studio.
  • Dimensions
    H 29.93 in. x W 40.16 in.H 76 cm x W 102 cm
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU65933861962
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