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  • ICAA Record ID
    863233
    AUTHOR
    Sanavio, Piero, 1930-
    TITLE
    John Balossi / by Piero Sanavio
    IMPRINT
    San Juan, Puerto Rico : La Milagrosa, 1963
    DESCRIPTION
    12 p. : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    English
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Exhibition catalogue – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Sanavio, Piero. John Balossi. San Juan, Puerto Rico: La Milagrosa, 1963.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Balossi, John
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

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.

Annotations

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. 

 

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico