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Pasquale Cortese
updated: 01/27/2016
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Portfolio Keywords:  geometric, spiritual, abstract, pattern, optical, meditative
 
 
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Artist Statement
My abstract drawings express my interest in visually warping the flat surface and creating the sensation of energy fields.  Through complex patterns and intricate inking, I create images of a dual nature, both optically dynamic while stable and meditative.  I want viewers to contemplate their relationship to natural forces and forms while feeling their grace and energy.

Artist Bio / CV

Pasquale Cortese was born in Bari, Italy and emigrated with his family to New York City when he was four years old in the 1950's.  As a self-taught artist, he credits his interest in abstract art to growing up in Manhattan with readily accessible museums and galleries.  Working as an electrictian and engineering assistant fostered his affinity for precision and images of energy and light. Playful patterning and design come into play from his Italian background and childhood.

Exhibtions

Images, Central PA Festival of the Arts, July 2015.    Drawing Award

AbstractExhibit 2014, Art Alliance of Central  PA, Lemont, PA, November 7 -16 2014

Art of the State 2014, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, June 22- September 14, 2014

Art in Black and White, Foxdale Art Gallery, State College, PA, Oct 10- Dec 3, 2013

Images, Central PA Festival of the Arts,  Hub Robeson Gallery,  Penn State,  July 2013

 

Day Job, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

December 10, 2010 - February 3, 2011

Day Job  Travel Exhibit 2012 

 

Abstract Juried Show, Art Alliance of Central PA

November 2011 and November 2010

 

40th Anniversay Juried  Show, Art Alliance of Central PA

HUB Robeson Gallery, Penn State, Spring 2008 

 

24th Annual Juried Exhibit, juried by Elisabeth Sussman, curator at the Whitney Museum,  Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY  June 29 - July 22, 2006

 

Forms in Black and White, HUB Gallery, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania.  Two person exhibit from January 15 - March 16, 2004

 

Illuminations, Studio City, California 1998