Represented by Pucker Gallery since 1980
BORN: 1934 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
RESIDES: Hyde Park, Massachusetts
Enrico V. Pinardi has been a leading figure among New England painters, sculptors, and draftsmen since the 1960s. After earning a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, Pinardi went on to earn an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1967. Pinardi's work reflects the heritage of early twentieth-century surrealism, while showcasing a minimalist approach, trompe l’oeil style, and creative skills across several media. Throughout his prolific career, Pinardi has produced paintings and sculptures dealing with both the dream world and the viewer’s consciousness by integrating art historical and religious symbols into his own experiences. Pinardi has developed an individual style that honors, builds upon, and establishes new modes of dealing with the subconscious. Guiding him through his most challenging personal experiences, his artwork yields marvelous results and mysterious mazes of a life lived to the fullest, inviting the viewer to share in his experiences and dreams. Many of Pinardi's artistic spaces, like the best metaphysical art, may be uncomfortable to enter, but they are always entrancing, thought-provoking, and sincere.