Bruno Pasqualini started his career in Italy, travelled halfway 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 colourist’s 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, Bruno’s awareness and interactive relationship with technology is percolated through the sensitivity of the painter’s 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.
It has been said by many great artists that the best teacher is nature. Without the need to do figurative work, nature has much to teach us. It is quite astonishing how the original inhabitants of this land can dwell in extreme abstraction while being connected to the land in their quest for survival. The land is their Mother, every rock and animal have such a realistic and symbolic truthfulness that figurative representation would be a banal mode of expression.