Forms of Japan

“A life-changing sojourn in Japan and especially the ability of the Japanese people to “make space” in the mind and heart in the midst of crowds greatly influences my work.” - the artist

Finding the Opening, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, $2000

Finding the Opening, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, $2000

“My work expresses deep feelings about my inner world and relationships. A life-changing sojourn in Japan and especially the ability of the Japanese people to “make space” in the mind and heart in the midst of crowds greatly influences my work.

Through a contemporary abstract expressionist style, my work explores the experience of alternating constriction and expansion.”

Pillars of Thought, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 37 inches, $2800

Pillars of Thought, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 37 inches, $2800

Layering with many tools and varied materials, painting becomes an action-oriented process. Moving between great and small, dark and light, adding and then subtracting - resulting in abstract imagery and their underlying structure. At the end is hope and space to breathe.

Facing Space, 2019, acrylic on cradled panel, 16 x 16 inches, $325

Facing Space, 2019, acrylic on cradled panel, 16 x 16 inches, $325

[This collection of] paintings are part of the Forms of Japan Series - Part II: Finding Space.

Finding Space, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 51 x 40 inches, $2900

Finding Space, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 51 x 40 inches, $2900

Photo source: the artist

Photo source: the artist

About the artist:

Pat Pecorella earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan. She operated an independent film company in Chicago until relocating to Santa Fe, when she transitioned from film-making to art. Pat currently paints full time in her Santa Fe studio. In the past 12 months, she has been included in several juried exhibitions and accepted into juried artist magazines such as Studio Visit. She is included in the Directory of New Mexico Artists. Pat will open her studio for the June 2019 Santa Fe Studio Tour and the July 2019 Santa Fe Art Week.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.ppecorella.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ppecorellaart, as well as Instagram @patpecorella.


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