The work of New York City artist Mirco Pasqualini is transformative in that he takes the chaotic imagery of the city and creates paintings that capitalize on the creative vibes and transcend the cacophony inevitably found in a big urban environment. Heavily influenced by the graphic design world, pop culture, and the work of such artists as Andy Warhol, Pasqualini produces cutting-edge paintings characterized by unconventional palettes and unexpected juxtapositions of texture, line, and form.
For Pasqualini, painting as a meditative means to disconnect from (and survive) the noise of the world that surrounds him. He finds inspiration in unexpected corners of the city that are particularly vibrant, humming with diversity and cultural expression. He describes one such location as such: “Chinatown is one of my favorite places in the city when I am looking for inspiration and ideas, trying to get lost between the typical fish and Chinese tea shops, or in the secret speakeasy hidden in the building where every night jazz and swing bands play alongside burlesque shows.”
Born in Italy, Mirco Pasqualini currently lives and works in Manhattan.