BRUNO PASQUALINI

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Bologna, Italy, 1942.

1964-1967 - Diploma of Art,  Painting Major, The Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, Italy.

          1965-66 - Exhibited in Bologna and Venice.

Travelled mid to late 60' through Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Arrived in Australia in 1970. Lived in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

1976-1979 - Bachelor of Education, The University of Melbourne.

 

Bruno Pasqualini started his career in Italy , travelled half way around the world in the sixties and settled in Australia in the seventies.  His painterly work of pure abstraction is full on and uncompromising, while retaining  the colouristís concern with poetic statements within the realm of personal vision.  A keen practitioner of the photographic medium and a teacher of media as well as art, Brunoís awareness and interactive relationship with technology is percolated through the sensitivity of the painterís palette.

Bruno's abstraction reflects the desire of romanticism to explore the realms of nature and the emotions.  His paintings begin at the point of gesture and intuition rather than from an idea.  The spontaneous act of painting leads beyond the physicality of the paint itself, beyond rational thinking.

While much of Bruno's work seems nonfigurative, it is hugely human in its tone and appearance.  His work is simultaneously abstract and representational, symbolic and figurative.

Presently Bruno travels extensively to the outback regions of Australia in an attempt to understand the essence of this land, bring the experiences back to the studio and develop a body of work that incorporates his European roots with an understanding of this land.

 

BRUNO PASQUALINI by ANTONIO NAPOLETANO

(Italian)

BRUNO PASQUALINI, ARTISTA BOLOGNESE ORA RESIDENTE IN AUSTRALIA DOPO AVER GIRATO MEZZA EUROPA, IL MEDIO ORIENTE, INDIA E IL SUD EST ASIATICO. UNA PERSONALITA' PITTORICA RIFLESSIVA E APPARTATA CHE HA VIA VIA

 DESTRUTTURATO E RESO SEMPRE PIU' MENTALE E ASTRATTE LE FORME, PUR MANTENENDO COME PRIVILEGIATO IL RAPPORTO COL 'NATURALE'. 

CON SINGOLARE CONTINUITA', EGLI HA MANTENUTO FEDE A QUESTO SUO RACCONTO, DALLE PRIME PROVE INCENTRATE SU UNA SORTA DI DISINCANTO POP DAGLI STILEMI NATURALISTICI A QUESTE TELE CHE RISENTONO IN MODO

 COSI' FORTE, SMAGLIANNTE, VIOLENTO QUASI DEL CONTATTO CON UNA NATURA, UN PAESAGGIO, UN AMBIENTE - QUELLO DELL'ESTREMO CONTINENTE - DENSO DI SUGGESTIONI, INCANTESIMI, QUEGLI STESSI CUSTODITI DAI SUOI

 ANTICHI ABITANTI.

 

(English)

Bruno Pasqualini, artist from Bologna, Italy, now resident in Australia, after travelling through half of Europe, the Middle East, India and South East Asia.  A pictorial personality reflective and secluded he has deconstructed and made more mental and

 abstract forms, while maintaining a privileged relationship with the 'natural'. 

With singular continuity, he has kept faith to his story, from first practice focused on a sort of disenchantment from pop to these canvases that are so strong, shiny, almost violent contact with nature, a landscape, a setting of the far continent full of

 charms, spells, those same kept by its ancient inhabitants.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 - Chinese Whispers, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Bundoora.

2013 - Recent Paintings, Art At St Francis, Melbourne.

2013 - Starry Night, bsg, 322 Brunswick St. Fitzroy.

2007 - Tall Grass, bsg, 322 Brunswick St. Fitzroy.

2002 - Recent Paintings, Goya Galleries, 85e Queensbery St. Southbank, Melbourne.

2000 - From Black Sun to Venus, Goya Galleries, 31 La Trobe St. Melbourne.

1998 - Public office, 100 Adderley St. West Melbourne.

1997 - Grand Central Art, Recent work and Retrospective, 550 Bourke St. Melbourne.

1994 - Black Rain, an Exhibition of recent paintings, Roar-2-Studios, Brunswick St.  Fitzroy.

        - No Vacancy, an installation of Paintings, 185-187 Collins St. Melbourne.

1993 - No Vacancy, Interactive Painting, Upper Level Windows, City Square, Melbourne.

1992 - No Vacancy, Installation Of Paintings at the Melbourne Town Hall Admin Foyer.

1991 - Cloud Poems, an exhibition of paintings and installation At No Vacancy, 185 Collins St, Melbourne.

1977 - Imago, Powell St. South Yarra.

1975 - Abnormals, Brunswick St. Fitzroy.

1972 - St. Judes, Carlton.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Urban Materiality & The Yellow Opus, bsg Brunswick St Fitzroy.

2015 Wild Horses, Hogan Gallery, 310 Smith St Collingwood.

2014 - Aural Landscapes, bsg, Brunswick St Fitzroy.

2014-  Urban Art: Movement in the City, bsg, 322 Brunswick St. Fitzroy.

2009 - Time Flies, 69 Smith St Gallery, Fitzroy.

2007 - Body Show, bsg, 322 Brunswick St. Fitzroy.

2006 - Body Show, Brunswick St. Gallery, 2/322  Brunswick St. Fitzroy.

2000 - Quattro, Chiara Goya Gallery, 95 Victoria St. Fitzroy.

1999 - Roar Studios, Members' Show.

1998 - Melbourne Arts Club Show, Melbourne.

1997 - Icons Of Our Time, Yume Ya Gallery, Melbourne.

        - Roar Studios, 15th Anniversary Show.

1996 - A3 Piece, Yume Ya Gallery, Collingwood.

        - A Four Art, 19ninety-six, West Space Footscray.

        - Indulge, Fringe Salon 96, Prahran Market, Fringe Arcade.

        - Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne.

        - Spatial Polarities, stripp, 1 st floor, 72 Napier St. Fitzroy.

1995 - A Four Art, West Space, Footscray.

        - Shadowlands, Roar-2- Studios.

        - Fringe Salon, George Ballroom. St. Kilda.

                - The Transparent Box, a Nava/No Vacancy group show at Grand Central Gallery, 50 Bourke St. Melbourne.

        1994 - Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne.

1993 - No Vacancy, Program Launch Group Show at the Arts Victoria Foyer Gallery, South Melbourne.

          1990 - Piccolo Spoleto, Footscray Community Centre.

          1989 - The Roar -2- Summer Salon, Fitzroy.

         1985 - Multicultural Vision, Footscray Community Centre.

                   - St. Kilda Visual Arts Festival, Linden Gallery, St. Kilda.

       1983 - Roar Studios, Brunswick St. Fitzroy.

       1980 - Innocence And Aspirations, Gryphon Gallery, The University of Melbourne.

       1978 - 100 Years of The Nude, Church St. Photographic Centre, Richmond.

       1974 - Three Painters, Italian Cultural Centre, Maracaibo, Venezuela.

       1966 - Bendini,Calzolari,Mazzoli,Ovan,Pasqualini,Sala Degli Specchi,Ca' Giustinian, Venezia, Italy.

       1965 - Calzolari,Mazzoli,Ovan,Pasqualini,Studio Bentivoglio, Bologna, Italy.

 


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