Hayal Pozanti (born 1983) paints colorful, abstract compositions featuring bold, interlocking, and overlapping forms redolent of machine parts and technology. In early work, Pozanti created digital collages, and she continues to address her fascination with the relationship between virtual and physical worlds in her GIFs and paintings. “To me, the world of the screen is an infinite universe of daydreams,” she has said. “Much like the Surrealists aimed to reconcile the world of dreams and reality, I would like to explore the possibility of inventing a new reality from the merging of the virtual and the tactile.”
Since receiving her MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2011, Pozanti has had solo exhibitions around the world. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Broad Art Museum in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the San Jose Museum of Art and JP Morgan.
Courtesy Tamarind Institute