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Yari Ostovany

United States Born in: 1962

Yari Ostovany is an American abstract artist of Iranian origins. He has lived in Tehran, Cologne, Los Angeles, San Francisco and in Reno. He is currently based in New York City. He started his artistic studies at the age of 14. At first he was attracted by modern Persian poetry, and then by visual arts. He obtained a Masters Degree in fine arts at the Institute of Art of San Francisco in 1995, a Barchelors degree in fine arts and painting from the same institution and a Barchelors degree in art from the University of Nevada in Reno. He has received numerous awards and grants, including the Sierra Arts Endowment Grant, and has taught at the University of Nevada.

Ostovany is attracted to the alchemical transformation of elements such as light, color, texture and space into compositions which are more than the addition of their disparate parts. Enlightened by a variety of cultures, Ostovany feels close to multiple different but complementary mystic traditions. He uses elements of Western and Eastern art, literature, spirituality, poetry, and music to create an environment and a state of mind suitable for his process, which is linked to abtract expressionism and to colorfield painting.

He creates color field paintings that are richly textured with multiple layers which explore the process of metamorphosis. The paintings that Ostovany creates reveal themselves over time, evolving as layers of pigment are added, washed, covered, scraped, dissolved . At each new phase of the process, the composition becomes deeper and brighter. The ephemeral nature of the layers gets embedded in the visual language of the piece, evoking a sense of movement and of transcendence.

"My work is based on a process of improvisation, straddling the nebulous domain between the mystic and the mysterious which for me is spiritual. I am interested in the point at which the unconscious, the personal and the social meet, and in the energies that arise from the interaction of main contradictory forces- inner and exterior forces- on the surface of the painting."

Yari Ostovany has exhibited his work in numerous solo exhibitions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Iran, Tajikistan, Italy and Germany. Ostovany's pieces are also part of numerous private collections all around the world, as well as collections at the New Britain Museum and at the American art of Connecticut.

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Yari Ostovany, The Third Script 8, Painting

Yari Ostovany

The Third Script 8, 2009
40.2 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$3,834

Yari Ostovany, Numinous No 25, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Numinous No 25, 2015
29.9 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$3,195

Yari Ostovany, Conference of the birds no 56, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Conference of the birds no 56, 2015
29.9 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$3,195

Yari Ostovany, The Stone of Ammoudara 2, Painting

Yari Ostovany

The Stone of Ammoudara 2, 2018
7.9 x 9.8 inch
Painting

$639

Yari Ostovany, The Oracle IV, Painting

Yari Ostovany

The Oracle IV, 2017
29.9 x 40.2 inch
Painting

$3,834

Yari Ostovany, Numinous No 33, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Numinous No 33, 2008
32.7 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$3,514

Yari Ostovany, Numinous No 16, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Numinous No 16, 2005
35.8 x 35.8 inch
Painting

$4,345

Yari Ostovany, Missa in Angustiis (Mass for troubled times), Painting

Yari Ostovany

Missa in Angustiis (Mass for troubled times), 2016
35.8 x 35.8 inch
Painting

$4,345

Yari Ostovany, Chellehneshin no 21, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Chellehneshin no 21, 2016
29.9 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$3,195

Yari Ostovany, Numinous No 5, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Numinous No 5, 2003
27.2 x 28.3 inch
Painting

$3,578

Yari Ostovany, Lullaby for Tesla, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Lullaby for Tesla, 2016
29.9 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$3,195

Yari Ostovany, Here Is Where We Meet (for John Berger), Painting

Yari Ostovany

Here Is Where We Meet (for John Berger), 2015
29.9 x 40.2 inch
Painting

$4,345

Yari Ostovany, Peregrine No.16, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Peregrine No.16, 2015
29.9 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$3,195

Yari Ostovany, Fragments of poetry and silence no. 42, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Fragments of poetry and silence no. 42, 2015
20.1 x 20.1 inch
Painting

$1,981

Yari Ostovany, Conference of the birds no 28, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Conference of the birds no 28, 1999
20.1 x 20.1 inch
Painting

$1,981

Yari Ostovany, Conference of the Birds No 40, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Conference of the Birds No 40, 2002
29.1 x 18.9 inch
Painting

$1,853

Yari Ostovany, The Third Script No.9, Painting

Yari Ostovany

The Third Script No.9, 2009
24 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$1,981

Yari Ostovany, Orquevaux 15, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Orquevaux 15, 2018
50 x 30.3 inch
Painting

$4,600

Yari Ostovany, Orquevaux 14, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Orquevaux 14, 2018
59.8 x 42.5 inch
Painting

$7,987

Yari Ostovany, Orquevaux 11, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Orquevaux 11, 2018
59.8 x 42.5 inch
Painting

$7,987

Yari Ostovany, Orquevaux 6, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Orquevaux 6, 2018
59.4 x 42.5 inch
Painting

$7,987

Yari Ostovany, Orquevaux 3, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Orquevaux 3, 2018
61.4 x 42.9 inch
Painting

$8,434

Yari Ostovany, Orquevaux 1, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Orquevaux 1, 2018
53.5 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$6,837

Yari Ostovany, Cantata 7, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Cantata 7, 2016
9.8 x 9.8 inch
Painting

$767

Yari Ostovany, Verse XXXIII, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Verse XXXIII, 2017
18.1 x 15 inch
Painting

$1,406

Yari Ostovany, Fragments of poetry and silence no. 39, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Fragments of poetry and silence no. 39, 2015
29.9 x 40.2 inch
Painting

$4,345

Yari Ostovany, Ode to de Chirico, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Ode to de Chirico, 2016
48 x 35.8 inch
Painting

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Yari Ostovany, The Third Script No. 4, Painting

Yari Ostovany

The Third Script No. 4, 2008
16.1 x 11.8 inch
Painting

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Yari Ostovany, Conference of the Birds No 13, Painting

Yari Ostovany

Conference of the Birds No 13, 1998
25.2 x 25.2 inch
Painting

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