To Dream, to Collect

Follow
The Third Script 41 Discover the best available selection of paintings by the artist Yari Ostovany. Buy from art galleries around the world with Kooness!
2700 EUR

The Third Script 41, 2020

Price

2700,00 €

Contact our advisors for more info at info@kooness.com

Make an offer

Artwork offered by

IdeelArt, London

Single piece Signed Dated Titled

Size

76 x 76 cm
29.92 x 30 in

Reference

d100cdbd

Year

2020

Medium

Paintings


  • About the work

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 "The Third Script" is the rapturous encounter between Rumi (13th century Persian Sufi mystic and poet) and the dervish Shams of Tabriz in November 1244. For Rumi this was an event that shook up his life and set his soul on fire and it was indeed Shams that freed the molten lava of poetry within him. It was a mystical union and Rumi and Shams immediately recognized each other as soulmates and companions on the spiritual path. They found in each other the indescribable third script, which cannot be understood by mind but only known as its presence is felt.


About the Artists

1962 , Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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 San Francisco Bay Area.


Education

Yari Ostovany began his creative studies at age 14, he was first drawn to modern Persian poetry and then the visual arts. He earned his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995, his BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and his BA in Art from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has received numerous awards and grants, including the Sierra Arts Endowment Grant, and has taught at the University of Nevada, Reno.


Technique

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 gesturaloutburst, 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.


Inspiration

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.


Exhibitions

Yari Ostovany has exhibited his work in numerous solo exhibitions in the US, the UK, Canada, Iran, Tajikistan, Italy and Germany. His paintings have also been exhibited internationally in multiple two-person and group shows.


Collections

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.


Read more
More from the Artist

See other works by Yari Ostovany

View all
k

Numinous No 16

91 x 91 cm

4000,00 €

Numinous No 25

76 x 76 cm

2900,00 €

About the Gallery

Address

London, 160 Fernhead Road, Maida Vale

IdeelArt is a curated online only art gallery dedicated to contemporary abstract art, offering a representative selection of qualitative works from international established abstract artists....

Read more

Similar Works by

Start browsing similar works according to Medium

Paintings
k

Ritratto con Rose

420_

35 x 50 cm

420,00 €

Character combination series 1

2021

100 x 100 x 4 cm

2500,00 €

1030

2021

76.6 x 100 cm

4804,80 €

Newsletter

I read the Privacy Policy and I consent to the processing of my personal data