Barry No. 1, 2016, 43.5" x 33.5" Watercolor on paper

"As a representational artist, I have always been interested in depicting the everyday with a subtle psychological charge. Recently, I have been shifting my practice in a new direction, one that explores the physical presence of psychological states of mind: the relationships between mind, matter and its manifestation in the world around us." 

Through research into the psychology of hoarding and OCD, quantum physics, and eastern philosophy, Pasquarelli has begun to question what our physical reality is made of and how it comes to appear as it does. By investigating the various approaches we have taken to define our existence, Pasquarelli is seeing the relationship between the mind and our physical environment in new ways. 

Click for more images of Compulsion at Salomon Contemporary, 2016

Click for more images of Compulsion at Salomon Contemporary, 2016

 

Catherine No. 1, 2016, 56" x 38", Oil on Linen

 

Harold No. 1, 2016, 76" x 56", Oil on Linen

 

Catherine No. 2, 2016, 32" x 32", Oil on Linen

 

Stephanie No. 1, 2016, 56" x 42", Oil on Linen

 

Sara No. 1, 2016, 42" x 56", Oil on Linen

 

Ed No. 1, 2016, 60" x 40", Oil on Linen