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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.

In 2021, Pozanti created ‘Instant Paradise’, an 85-foot-long permanent art installation on the ceiling of the New York Public Library's largest circulating branch. Consisting of colorful, puzzle-like forms drawn from Pozanti's ‘Instant Paradise’ language, the installation is on view at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library for all visitors.

Other public commissions include the Public Art Fund, New York, NY and Cleveland Clinic and Case Western, Cleveland. Pozanti's 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
Fallen Asleep Among The Rubies, 2023, Oil stick on linen
The World They Carry Within Them, 2023, Oil stick on linen
Off To Dream Farther Away, 2023, Oil stick on linen



Hayal Pozanti – Timothy Taylor