Tripoli Gallery

The Bench Sitter, 2014
oil and resin on linen
12 x 9 inches

Cement Painting with Still Life, 2015
cement on primed canvas
72 x 62 inches

Cement Painting w/ Still Life, 2015
cement on primed canvas
36 x 28 inches

At The Laptop, 2015
oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches; 39-1/2 x 49-1/2 inches framed

Portrait of Time, 2015
oil and resin on linen
20 x 27 inches

Nude Red Field, 2015
oil and resin on linen
36 x 40 inches

Untitled, 2015
oil and resin on canvas
96 x 72 inches

African Violet Cornfield, 2014-15
oil and resin on linen
21 x 28 inches; 23 x 30 inches framed

At The Rivermouth, 2014-15
oil and resin on clayboard
48 x 36 inches; 50 x 38 inches framed

Red Orchid, 2014-15
oil and resin on canvas
60 x 72 inches

Untitled Landscape, 2015
oil and resin on clayboard
36 x 48 inches; 38 x 50 inches framed

Untitled Landscape 2, 2015
oil and resin on clayboard
36 x 48 inches; 38 x 50 inches framed

Wildflowers in Porcelain Vase, 2015
oil and resin on paper and clayboard
48 x 36 inches; 50 x 38 inches framed

Touch Thoughts, installation shots,

Touch Thoughts, installation shots,

Touch Thoughts, installation shots,

Touch Thoughts, installation shots,

Touch Thoughts, installation shots,

Touch Thoughts, installation shots,

Touch Thoughts, installation shots,

Touch Thoughts

August 6 ‐ September 6, 2015

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Darius Yektai | Touch Thoughts

August 6 – 24, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, August 6, 6 - 8 pm  

Southampton, NY Tripoli Gallery Southampton is pleased to present Touch Thoughts, an exhibition of new works by Darius Yektai, marking the artist’s fourth solo show with the gallery. It will be on view at 30A Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY, from August 6th through September 6th 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, August 6th, from 6 to 8 pm.

Each touch, a brushstroke of thick oil paint or a groove carved into wood, is the physical manifestation of a thought. The thought can be deeply premeditated or spontaneous, yet it comes from the same source—the artist’s mind. In Yektai’s creative process, touch is revealed in various forms, exposing different moments, moods and thoughts. The touch, in varying levels of forcefulness, allows for expression of the internal—made up of the multidimensional layers of consciousness. The finished artwork claims the next step—relaying these thoughts to the viewer and completing the circuit.

This exhibition seeks to demonstrate the range of Yektai’s recent work as he blurs the lines between painting and sculpture. Gestural and expressive, his explorations in oil, concrete, wood, resin and other materials, go beyond traditional modes of painting while simultaneously paying homage to his art-historical predecessors.

Darius Yektai studied at Occidental College in Los Angeles, graduated from American University in Paris with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and went on to study painting at San Diego State University. His work has been exhibited extensively in New York and on the East End of Long Island—including a solo show at Guild Hall, Darius Yektai: Survey 2000 2003, in 2003. Solo exhibitions at Tripoli Gallery include Not Everyone Gets a Unicorn, 2010, On Country Ground, 2013, and Two Weeks in Umbria, 2014. He was awarded “Best in Show” at the Guild Hall Museum Annual Members Show in 2002, “Best Sculpture” in 2008, and “Best Representational Work” in 2010. Most recently, Yektai’s self portraits were included in Selfies & Portraits of the East End at The Museum at Guild Hall, East Hampton, June 20 – July 26, 2015. His work is in international private and public collections.


The Bench Sitter, 2014
oil and resin on linen
12 x 9 inches


Cement Painting with Still Life, 2015
cement on primed canvas
72 x 62 inches


Cement Painting w/ Still Life, 2015
cement on primed canvas
36 x 28 inches


At The Laptop, 2015
oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches; 39-1/2 x 49-1/2 inches framed


Portrait of Time, 2015
oil and resin on linen
20 x 27 inches


Nude Red Field, 2015
oil and resin on linen
36 x 40 inches


Untitled, 2015
oil and resin on canvas
96 x 72 inches


African Violet Cornfield, 2014-15
oil and resin on linen
21 x 28 inches; 23 x 30 inches framed


At The Rivermouth, 2014-15
oil and resin on clayboard
48 x 36 inches; 50 x 38 inches framed


Red Orchid, 2014-15
oil and resin on canvas
60 x 72 inches


Untitled Landscape, 2015
oil and resin on clayboard
36 x 48 inches; 38 x 50 inches framed


Untitled Landscape 2, 2015
oil and resin on clayboard
36 x 48 inches; 38 x 50 inches framed


Wildflowers in Porcelain Vase, 2015
oil and resin on paper and clayboard
48 x 36 inches; 50 x 38 inches framed


Touch Thoughts, installation shots,


Touch Thoughts, installation shots,


Touch Thoughts, installation shots,


Touch Thoughts, installation shots,


Touch Thoughts, installation shots,


Touch Thoughts, installation shots,


Touch Thoughts, installation shots,