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Missa in Angustiis (Mass for troubled times)

Yari Ostovany
3,400 GBP (£)
2016
Painting
Oil on canvas
91 x 91 x 0 cm
Verso
Unique artwork
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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."
United States
abstract art,abstract painting,painting
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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 starting point of this painting is an extract of a poem ny T.S. Eliot, "Burnt Norton": Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future And time future contained in time past. If all time is eternally present All time is unredeemable. What might have been is an abstraction Remaining a perpetual possibility Only in a world of speculation. What might have been and what has been Point to one end, which is always present. Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden. My words echo Thus, in your mind. But to what purpose Disturbing the dust on a bowl of rose-leaves I do not know.

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About The Artist

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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