Richard Pasquarelli’s precise, hard-edged oil paintings and watercolors investigate the physical presence of psychological states of mind. Through analysis of his own compulsions and extensive research into the psychology of hoarding, obsessive-compulsive disorder, quantum science and eastern philosophy, Pasquarelli seeks a better understanding of the relationships between our minds and the objects in the world around us.

Pasquarelli’s paintings are derived from thousands of photographs of his experiences and the settings he encounters. His compulsive photo taking is an important aspect of his ongoing research into the psychology of images and an integral part of his process of developing his images and ideas into paintings.

Richard Pasquarelli earned his BFA from Syracuse University. His paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the US and Europe. Selected permanent collections include:, The Cleveland museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Art, the US Library of Congress, The Zabludowicz Collection, J. Crew, General Dynamics Inc., Bayerische Landesbank, Syracuse University, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Progressive Insurance Inc. 

Image courtesy of Abe Frajndlich.