QUEENS, NY.- Studio Artego
, NY., presents "The thing about things", a solo exhibition of new paintings by artist Richard Pasquarelli from November 04th through 29th, 2022. Opening reception will be held on November 4th between 5:30 - 8:00pm.
Richard Pasquarelli's paintings make visible the relationships between physical reality and the mind. Through analysis of his own compulsions for perfection and order, and research into mental health, psychology, the physical properties of nature, and philosophy, Pasquarelli seeks a better understanding of the connection between mind and matter and its observable presence in the world around us.
To build upon his research, Pasquarelli has immersed himself into the study of OCD and hoarding disorder by conducting field research in the homes of people affected by these conditions. The knowledge gained through his interviews and the thousands of photographs he takes during his visits have become integral parts of his process. By creating artworks based on these spaces, Pasquarelli has come to perceive our physical surroundings as a manifestation of the psyche. His paintings are more than representations of peoples possessions, they are portraits of their minds.
Pasquarelli's goal with this work is to actuate a visual language which represents the workings of the human mind. Although his paintings engage with aspects of realism, abstraction, and minimalism, the mental processes he depicts require him to seek out a different set of visual archetypes.
Richard Pasquarelli has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, and art fairs throughout the U.S. and Europe. His work is represented globally in many public and private collections including The Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, The US Library of Congress, the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, The Zabludowicz Collection, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, General Dynamics Inc., Progressive Insurance, the Roanoke College Art Collection, Syracuse University Art Collection, The Mattatuck Museum of Art. Selected residencies, awards and commissions include MASS MoCA, Ucross Foundation, The Ragdale Foundation, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Print Club of Cleveland Annual Presentation Print commission for 2017, and multiple public installations for the City of New York. Pasquarelli was born in 1968 and received his BFA from Syracuse University. Pasquarelli lives and works in New York City and is the proud father of two adult children. https://www.richardpasquarelli.com/