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Italian writer Piero Sanavio remarks on North American artist John Balossi’s sculpture as well as his influence on the art scene in Puerto Rico, where Balossi lived. In terms of Balossi’s work, Sanavio places emphasis on the interactive relationship it formulates between material and form in connection to space.
This catalogue includes a list of thirty-five sculptures in steel, aluminum, iron, and copper that John Balossi produced from 1960 to 1963. It was printed on the occasion of the exhibition of sculptures, prints, and watercolors held at the Galería Casa del Arte in San Juan, Puerto Rico.Born in New York City, John Balossi (1931–2007) was a painter, sculptor, printmaker, and professor of art at the Universidad de Puerto Rico. He received a bachelor’s and then a master’s degree in fine arts from Columbia University in New York. Over thirty solo exhibitions of his work have been held in Puerto Rico, France, and his native New York. A recurring theme in Balossi’s art is horses, which often appear galloping or in carousels. In Puerto Rico, Balossi’s work is considered a precursor of the sort of metal sculpture produced in the late fifties and early sixties. He died in Puerto Rico.