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Artist Yari Ostovany Exhibits in LA, Explores Art of East and West

By Fred Parvaneh Yari Ostovany is an Iranian-American abstract artist who moved from Iran to the U.S. at the age of 16. His works have been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and internationally, and are in the collections of institutions including the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut; the Pasargad Bank Museum in Tehran; and the Reno Art Department at the University of Nevada. Kayhan Life had an opportunity to speak to Yari Ostovany on the opening night of his solo exhibition in Los Angeles, which ended recently at the Rebecca Molayem Gallery. …

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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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