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 was born in New York in 1968 and received his BFA from Syracuse University in 1990. Pasquarelli is currently represented by Salomon Contemporary in New York City and Galerie S.E. in Bergen, Norway. Over the last 20 years, Pasquarelli has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, and art fairs throughout the U.S. and Europe. Selected awards include The Bronx Museum of the Arts AIM Program, three large scale public installation commissions by the New York City Re:Construction Program, and The Print Club of Cleveland Annual Presentation Print commission for 2017. Pasquarelli’s work is represented globally in many public and private collections. Selected collections include; The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, the US Library of Congress, The Zabludowicz Collection, General Dynamics Inc., Syracuse University Art Collection, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, and Progressive Insurance. Pasquarelli’s studio is located in New York City, where he also resides with his wife Valerie. He is the proud father of two children, Yves and Catherine.
Image courtesy of Abe Frajndlich.