Interviews

ArteBox | Oral history of contemporary Iranian art | Yari Ostovany | 2017 | Persian with English subtitles

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.

  April 18 2017 | Berkeley, CA This April, Tasha Ostrander of braveARTconsulting had the incredible pleasure of a studio visit with Yari Ostovany at his Bay Area studio. A discussion unfolded of various material and ethereal/mystical workings of creativity that go beyond pretty and into the realm of discovered beauty. Beauty is not always pretty but informs and sustains itself on a soul level as a teacher and a signifier of deeper levels of thought, feeling and aesthetics.Yari Ostovany paints as if music, pigment and safflower oil all share the same viscosity. A baritone

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