Pasquale de Sensi

conversation about the proper chewing of solid food
9.4″x9.4″; collage on paper; 2017

Pasquale de Sensi
Lamezia Terme, Catanzaro, Italy


The artworks of Pasquale de Sensi combine an imaginative, surreal style with a balanced sense of composition. The symbols he uses, establish a mysterious structure of correspondences, based on affinity or contrast. In his collages can be traced elements taken from religious art, Italian Renaissance portraiture, as well as explicit references to Dadaism and classic punk collage. De Sensi studied graphic design and painting, with a particular interest in art history and phenomenology, in various Italian cities including Rome, Reggio Calabria, Urbino and Perugia. His chosen technique is collage. A marginal technique, considered to be minor, collage works as an immediate medium able to give access to a more fluid and unpredictable approach to the construction of the image. His collages look like a rebus whose solution belongs to a forgotten language. Here we can find the conjunction of opposing forces, the chance and the organization of it, the instinct and the control, but always under the light of a playful operation, tinged with irony.

Over the years he has worked with various galleries, curators, museums and cultural institutions. Besides artistic activity, he works in graphic design in the music industry, making artwork for bands, record labels and music festivals.

He has exhibited in various Italian and foreign cities including Padua, Bologna, Warsaw, Milan, Reggio Emilia, Cagliari, Bari, Perugia, Terni, Parma, Berlin, Rome, Como, Livorno, Athens, Trieste, Ravenna, Matera, Bergamo, Turin, Krakow, Palermo, Cosenza, Barcelona, Riga, etc. He currently lives and works in Lamezia Terme. He collaborates with the independent magazine Small zine. His work is represented by Artcore Gallery (Bari), scatolabianca etc. (Milan) and Cell63 (Berlin).


Pasquale de Sensi (1983) currently lives and works in Italy. Since 2010 he has worked with several galleries, museums and independent spaces worldwide. His collages are characterized by a strong visionary approach combined with a refined sense of composition. Beside the exhibition activity, he works as a graphic designer for record labels and bands.


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garden of delights
9″x9.4″; collage on paper; 2017

season of the witch
8.3″x11.8″; collage on paper; 2016

blind man in the sunshine
11.8″x8.3″; collage on paper; 2016

violins in the fire
11.8″x8.3″; collage on paper; 2015