Fragments of Poetry and Silence
paintings by Yari Ostovany
Sept 4 - Nov 30 2020
Born in Iran in 1962, Yari Ostovany moved to the United States at the age of 16 and pursued his studies in Art first at the University of Nevada - Reno and then at the San Francisco Art institute where he received his MFA in 1995.
He has has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally, and is the recipient of Sierra Arts Endowment Grant, Craig Sheppard Memorial Grant and Sierra Nevada Arts Foundation Grant. Recent solo exhibitions include The Yard: Columbus Circle in New York, Stanford Art Spaces at Stanford University, Far Out Gallery in San Francisco, Rebecca Molayem Gallery in Los Angeles and Aria Gallery in Tehran, Iran.
Yari Ostovany, "Conference of the Birds 68", oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (152 x 122 cm), 2019
"I am interested in the crossing point of the unconscious, the personal and the collective, and energies that come to surface from the interplay of primordial contradictory forces—those within and without—on the surface of the painting." - Yari Ostovany
Yari Ostovany, "Chelleneshin 6", oil on canvas, 59 x 51 inches (150 x 130 cm), 2011
[Yari's] work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, Connecticut), Pasargad Bank Museum (Tehran, Iran), Chateau d'Orquevaux (Champagne-Ardenne, France), Permanent Collection of the University of Nevada - Reno Art Department and is represented by Foundation Behram Bakhtiar in France, Artscoops in Lebanon, Art Represent, Emergeast, and Ideel Art in London UK.
Yari Ostovany, "The Third Script 41", oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches (76 x 76 cm), 2020
"My work is process based and improvisational, straddling the nebulous realm between the mystical and the mysterious and thus, to me, the spiritual. A personal journey of exploration through the alchemy of paint, color, light, texture and the poetics of space." - Yari Ostovany
Yari Ostovany, "Chelleneshin 43", oil on canvas, 50 x 37.5 inches (127 x 95 cm), 2019
Yari Ostovany, "The Education of Icarus 20", oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches (25 x 25 cm), 2020