Yari Ostovany

United States  • 1962

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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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Painting, The ship of theseus 4, Yari Ostovany

The ship of theseus 4

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 35.8 x 24 x 0 inch

$3,037

Painting, Wanderer's Hymn 3, Yari Ostovany

Wanderer's Hymn 3

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 16 x 12 x 2 inch

$1,600

Painting, Wanderer's Hymn 8, Yari Ostovany

Wanderer's Hymn 8

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 20 x 16 x 2 inch

$2,250

Painting, The Blind Poet 4 (Orquevaux), Yari Ostovany

The Blind Poet 4 (Orquevaux)

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 31.26 x 22.24 x 2 inch

$3,300

Painting, Chelleneshin 23, Yari Ostovany

Chelleneshin 23

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2 inch

$4,000

Painting, All Those Born with Wings II, Yari Ostovany

All Those Born with Wings II

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 30 x 36 x 2 inch

$4,500

Painting, Appassionata (for Ludwig van Beethoven), Yari Ostovany

Appassionata (for Ludwig van Beethoven)

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 17.5 x 23.5 x 2 inch

$2,350

Painting, A Quintet for Keith Jarrett (Köln), Yari Ostovany

A Quintet for Keith Jarrett (Köln)

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 20 x 16 x 2 inch

$2,250

Painting, Conference of the Birds 6, Yari Ostovany

Conference of the Birds 6

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 20 x 20 x 2 inch

$2,500

Painting, Elegy for Vincent, Yari Ostovany

Elegy for Vincent

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 32 x 32 x 2 inch

$4,250

Painting, Conference of the Birds 17, Yari Ostovany

Conference of the Birds 17

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2 inch

$4,000

Painting, Hymn of Remembrance, Yari Ostovany

Hymn of Remembrance

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 22.24 x 31.26 x 2 inch

$2,550

Painting, Orpheus III, Diptych, Yari Ostovany

Orpheus III, Diptych

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 20 x 32 x 2 inch

$3,400

Painting, The Blind Poet, Triptych, Yari Ostovany

The Blind Poet, Triptych

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 14 x 33 x 2 inch

$2,900

Painting, Wanderer's Hymn 10, Yari Ostovany

Wanderer's Hymn 10

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 16 x 20 x 2 inch

$2,250

Painting, Satya Bagecha (Garden of Truth) 3, Yari Ostovany

Satya Bagecha (Garden of Truth) 3

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 20 x 16 x 2 inch

$2,250

Painting, Peregrine 17, Yari Ostovany

Peregrine 17

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 32.5 x 33.5 x 2 inch

$4,650

Painting, Orquevaux 5, Yari Ostovany

Orquevaux 5

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 43 x 35 x 2 inch

$6,350

Painting, Testament 7, Yari Ostovany

Testament 7

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 9.8 x 7.9 x 0 inch

$1,320

Painting, Sonnet, Yari Ostovany

Sonnet

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 12.3 x 9.3 x 0 inch

$1,320

Painting, Wanderer's Hymn 11, Yari Ostovany

Wanderer's Hymn 11

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 12.3 x 9.3 x 0 inch

$1,320

Painting, Letters From Quarantine 24, Yari Ostovany

Letters From Quarantine 24

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 15.4 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,320

Painting, Letters From Quarantine 7, Yari Ostovany

Letters From Quarantine 7

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 15.4 x 11.8 inch

$1,188

Painting, Conservatory of Sighs 5, Yari Ostovany

Conservatory of Sighs 5

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 20.1 x 16.1 inch

$1,783

Painting, A Quintet for Keith Jarrett (Paris), Yari Ostovany

A Quintet for Keith Jarrett (Paris)

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 20.1 x 16.1 inch

$1,783

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

Fragments of poetry and silence no. 42

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 20.1 x 20.1 inch

$2,047

Painting, Transitory Poem 5, Yari Ostovany

Transitory Poem 5

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 9.8 x 7.9 x 0 inch

$1,320

Painting, Transitory Poem 6, Yari Ostovany

Transitory Poem 6

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 9.3 x 12.3 x 0 inch

$1,320

Painting, The Refuge of Memory 10, Yari Ostovany

The Refuge of Memory 10

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 12.3 x 9.3 x 0 inch

$1,320

Painting, Rebuilding Goya 20, Yari Ostovany

Rebuilding Goya 20

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 22.8 x 18.5 x 0 inch

$2,047

Painting, Night Pilgrim 25, Yari Ostovany

Night Pilgrim 25

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 9.3 x 12.3 x 0 inch

$1,320

Painting, Fragments of Poetry and Silence 47, Yari Ostovany

Fragments of Poetry and Silence 47

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 12.3 x 9.3 x 0 inch

$1,320

Painting, Conference of the Birds No 40, Yari Ostovany

Conference of the Birds No 40

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 29.1 x 18.9 inch

$1,915

Painting, Daedalus (Plan For The Labyrinth) 2, Yari Ostovany

Daedalus (Plan For The Labyrinth) 2

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 20.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,783

Painting, Peregrine 39, Yari Ostovany

Peregrine 39

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 20.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,783

Painting, Chelleneshin 51, Yari Ostovany

Chelleneshin 51

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 20.1 x 16.1 inch

$1,783

Painting, Conference of the birds no 28, Yari Ostovany

Conference of the birds no 28

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 20.1 x 20.1 inch

$2,047

Painting, The Poet V, Yari Ostovany

The Poet V

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 11 x 8.3 inch

$726

Painting, Numinous 32 (For Gurdjieff), Yari Ostovany

Numinous 32 (For Gurdjieff)

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 29.9 x 29.9 inch

$3,235

Painting, The Third Script 41, Yari Ostovany

The Third Script 41

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 29.9 x 29.9 inch

$3,301

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

Missa in Angustiis X (Mass for troubled times X)

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 23.6 x 25.2 inch

$2,509

Painting, Orquevaux 1, Yari Ostovany

Orquevaux 1

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 53.5 x 39.4 inch

$7,064

Painting, The Ship Of Theseus 5, Yari Ostovany

The Ship Of Theseus 5

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 29.5 x 21.7 x 0 inch

$2,905

Painting, Numinous 19, Yari Ostovany

Numinous 19

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$2,179

Painting, Peregrine 29, Yari Ostovany

Peregrine 29

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 35.6 x 27.8 inch

$3,301

Painting, Nostalghia (for Andrei Tarkovsky), Yari Ostovany

Nostalghia (for Andrei Tarkovsky)

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 40.6 x 32.7 inch

$4,291

Painting, Conference of the Birds 69, Yari Ostovany

Conference of the Birds 69

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 35.4 x 35.2 inch

$4,093

Painting, Orpheus II, Yari Ostovany

Orpheus II

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 26 x 26 inch

$2,773

Painting, Numinous No 25, Yari Ostovany

Numinous No 25

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 29.9 x 29.9 inch

$3,301

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

Here Is Where We Meet (for John Berger)

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 29.9 x 40.2 inch

$4,490

Painting, Orquevaux 15, Yari Ostovany

Orquevaux 15

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 50 x 30.3 inch

$4,754

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

Fragments of poetry and silence no. 39

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 29.9 x 40.2 inch

$4,490

Painting, The Bodhi Tree 5, Yari Ostovany

The Bodhi Tree 5

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$2,641

Painting, Simorgh Descending VIII, Yari Ostovany

Simorgh Descending VIII

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 62.2 x 66.9 inch

$13,271

Painting, Fragments of Poetry and Silence 45 (For Pablo Neruda), Yari Ostovany

Fragments of Poetry and Silence 45 (For Pablo Neruda)

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 65 x 64.2 inch

$13,139

Painting, Chelleneshin 12, Yari Ostovany

Chelleneshin 12

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 79.1 x 74.8 inch

$16,638

Painting, Simorgh Descending III, Yari Ostovany

Simorgh Descending III

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 59.8 x 40.2 inch

$8,253

Painting, Conference of the Birds 68, Yari Ostovany

Conference of the Birds 68

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 59.8 x 48 inch

$10,630

Painting, Orquevaux 9, Yari Ostovany

Orquevaux 9

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 57.9 x 42.9 inch

$8,253

Painting, Orquevaux 3, Yari Ostovany

Orquevaux 3

Yari Ostovany

Painting - 61.4 x 42.9 inch

$8,715

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Who is the artist?

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.

When was Yari Ostovany born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1962