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The Third Script No.9

Yari Ostovany
2009
Painting
Oil on paper
61 x 46 x 0 cm
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DeWitt Cheng, artist, collector, co-editor at the San Francisco Art Magazine, educator, and curator wrote about Ostovany's work: "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 of the charge leveled in the early nineteenth century at Turner’s effusions or even explosions of color, “paintings of nothing or very like.” Abstraction is now the orthodox style of a half century ago, but Ostovany’s free, experimental approach is irresistible, and gives the genre, which has had its facile practitioners, new life and immediacy—and numinous, transcendent meaning. If abstraction was once touted as a universal visual language, and then denounced as peculiarly individualistic (read: American), the Iranian-American Ostovany demonstrates that painting is a renewable resource, and that even a style that was marketed as pure painterliness, i.e., optics without representation or narrative, can serve ends other than the expression and exaltation of the self."
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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. "The writing comes in three scripts. One that he alone can read. One that he and others can read. And one that neither he nor anyone else can read. I am that third script." - Shams-e-Tabrizi, 13th Century Persian Sage

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About Yari Ostovany

Yari Ostovany is an Iranian-American abstract painter, known for his explorations of the alchemy of paint, color, light, texture and the poetics of space.Read More

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