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Hayal Pozanti
Hayal Pozanti, 1983

Hayal Pozanti (b. 1983, Istanbul, Turkey) paints lush, swirling organic forms in rich jewel tones, unfolding in scenes evocative of nature and the rising tide of the subconscious. She lives and works in Manchester, VT.

‘Painting is my way of understanding the physicality of the world, becoming one with the world,’ says Pozanti. Organic shapes evoke half-moons, sea foam, animals and falling waves, expressing amoeba-like forms in fantastical abstract landscapes. The flourishing growth of nature in Pozanti’s work is both a metaphor for the human imagination and a vision of life beyond human exceptionalism.

Pozanti has been awarded large-scale public projects and commissions by the New York Public Library, NY; Public Art Fund, New York, NY and Cleveland Clinic and Case Western, Cleveland. Her work has been presented in institutional solo shows at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. Her work is in the permanent collections of Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); San Jose Museum of Art, CA; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
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Gathering Quotes From Leaves, 2023, Oil stick on linen
Study for Melted Ecstasy, 2023, Oil pastel on sennelier pastel paper
Fruits of Flourishing, 2023, Oil stick on linen
A Time of New Suns, 2022, Oilstick on linen
Study for Gathering Quotes From Leaves, 2022, Oil pastel on sennelier pastel paper
Study for Fruits of Flourishing, 2022, Oil pastel on sennelier pastel paper



Hayal Pozanti – Timothy Taylor