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لایه های پنهان فرهنگ در آثار یاری استوانی

لایه های پنهان فرهنگ در آثار یاری استوانی مینا حسن زاده ;یاری استوانی متولد ۱۳۴۱(۱۹۶۲م) تهران است. او در نوجوانی، نزد استاد عربعلی شروه به فراگیری نقاشی پرداخت و در شانزده سالگی برای ادامه تحصیل به آمریکا مهاجرت کرد و مطالعات خود را در زمینه هنر پیگیری نمود. استوانی ابتدا در دانشگاه نوادا در شهر رینو، به تحصیل در رشته نقاشی پرداخت و سپس در سال ۱۹۹۵ با مدرک کارشناسی ارشد هنرهای زیبا از انستیتو هنری سانفرانسيسكو فارغ التحصیل شد. او سالهاست که به عنوان یکی از نقاشان پرکار ایرانی در امریکا فعالیت می کند …

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The encounter between East and West, gesture and color

Natural and mystical processes inspire Ostovany’s practice on a daily basis, driving him on a personal journey of exploration through the alchemy of paint, color, light, texture and the poetics of space: a constant pursuit of a transcendent reality. Yari Ostovany was born in Iran in 1962 and moved to the United States at the age of 16 where he pursued his studies in Art first at the University of Nevada – Reno and further specialized at the San Francisco Art Institute where he gained his MFA in 1995. From that moment on, he has …

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Conference of the Birds 28, oil on panel, 20 x 20 inches (51 x 51 cm), 1999

Yari Ostovany Exhibition at Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California 2020

Exhibition at Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CAReview by DeWitt Cheng In 1935, Jorge Luis Borges wrote a review of the 1932 novel “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim” by Bombay lawyer Mir Bahadur Ali, a kind of spiritual detective story outlining the quest of a young Indian law student for enlightenment. At the end of his arduous travels amid the lowest castes, he “perceives some mitigation in this infamy: a tenderness, an exaltation, a silence in one of the abhorrent men,” and deduces that a faint diminution of the darkness is the distant reflection of “a man …

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آثار هنرمند ایرانی مقیم آمریکا در تهران / نقاشی‌هایی با شعر و تغزل

آثار هنرمند ایرانی مقیم آمریکا در تهران / نقاشی‌هایی با شعر و تغزل دومین نمایشگاه نقاشی یاری استوانی، هنرمند مقیم آمریکا با نمایش 23 اثر در گالری آریا برپاست. یاری استوانی هنرمند ایرانی مقیم آمریکا دومین نمایشگاه انفرادی خود ار در ایران و در گالری آریا برپا کرده، او درباره نمایشگاه خود گفت: آثار این نمایشگاه مجموعه‌ای از کارهای مختلف من است که قدیمی‌ترین آن‌ها مربوط به ۲۰ سال پیش و جدیدترین آن‌ها در۲ ماه گذشته اجرا شده است.وی درباره نحوه جمع‌آوری مجموعه “تجدید اتمسفری” اظهار کرد: کارهای این مجموعه آثاری تجریدی هستند که زاویه‌های …

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Abstract Illusionism

DeWitt Cheng The term Abstract Illusionism was used in the 1970s and 1980s to describe a kind of contemporary trompe-l’oeil, fool-the-eye paintings; realistic shading and pictorial space were employed for abstract expressionist paint blobs and drips, creating a kind of hybrid of abstract and realist art. I use the term here to suggest the dual nature of these works, hovering between abstraction and representation. Yari Ostovany’s luminous abstractions, with their mists of colored vapor dispersed here and there by soft-edged vistas of paint drips running at right angles—the Cubist grid as orthogonal precipitation—may remind viewers …

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انعکاس شاعرانگی یک نقاش – نمایش آثار یاری استوانی در گالری آریا

انعکاس شاعرانگی یک نقاش – نمایش آثار یاری استوانی در گالری آریا مهرنوش علی مددی اولین نمایشگاه انفرادی نقاشی های یاری استوانی در ایران و در برنامه ی اخیر گالری آریا به نمایش درآمد. استوانی نقاشی است که بیشتر عمر خود را در آمریکا سپری کرده و با دستاوردهای آکادمیک و تجربی در زمینه ی نقاشی و سالها فعالیت هنری در این حوزه توانسته شیوه ای شخصی و زبانی منحصر به فرد را کسب کند و در طول مسیر خود ردپای اصالت و ریشه های فرهنگی را نیز نادیده نپندارد.استوانی با سپری کردن تجربه های …

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The Poetics of Memory – Yari Ostovany

Jeremy Morgan Painting and at times music meet in the wordless. In the work of Yari Ostovany it may be considered as a reality. His work reflects an ongoing research through pure action. That action finds valency between intellect and intuition, each work functional as a psychic archiving, a material realization that is born of both reflection and enactment. The work is redolent with a sense of possibility. Each committed artist one assumes is committed to the recognition that every creative act is bound to the notion of communication indeed the mystical communication of experience. …

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A Window Into the Human Soul

Amanollah Ghahraman For me Yari Ostovany’s art is a window into the human soul. Each time I see the same work, I can find another totally new expression, new emotion, new pain, new depth, new possibility and new level of freedom.Sometimes this window becomes a mirror that shows me things, emotions, experiences, memories that I have been resisting to look at.Ostovany’s paintings as he says are “Personal” but sometimes they are so authentic, so honest and so deep that they can touch those common threads within us, which we can see in whole humanity.Normally when …

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Atmospheric Abstraction at Vorres Gallery

Barbara Morris, art ltd. Bay area-based artist Yari Ostovany has traveled far from his birthplace of Iran, which he left shortly after the beginning of the revolution, to his current home in Oakland. His journey has taken him through the MFA program at the San Francisco Art Institute, as well as a lengthy residence in Cologne, Germany. Ostovany’s medium to large-scale works are process-based and meditative, reflecting his interests in poetry and music, as well as a blending of Eastern and Western cultures. Chellehneshin 14 (2012) refers to a period of 40 days of praying …

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The Socratic method in shape and color

Dr. Grant Leneaux The Latin poet Horace famously stated that the purpose of poetry is to produce “delectare et prodesse”, to delight and enlighten the reader or listener. Yari Ostovany’s work can be seen as a pictorial translation of that dictum. While his paintings are instantaneously and effortlessly compelling, they do not yield themselves fully at first view. Their “meaning” is not accessible on the surface. They make their demands on the viewer. Demands of a philosophical as well as aesthetic order. Both intellectual and emotional demands of a high order. Yari Ostovany is truly …

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