Juan del Balso was born in Mendoza, Argentina in 1978. As a self-taught artist, and with the opportunity for traveling, living and working abroad, Del Balso has been involved in the contemporary art scene as a timeless artist. In his works, you can appreciate classic lines; however, he fills them with current content from the outer world we live in.
He dislikes repetition, which is why his works are created out of the most diverse materials and techniques. He divides his time between producing sculptures, paintings, drawings and art objects, always adding his personal touch to them.
His paintings and drawings clearly explain themselves. They are stories that accompany, that captivate viewers. They are covered in a horror vacui that mysteriously does not take our breath away, but rather invites us to come in, and to make discoveries inside the chaos. His works are multi-faceted, viewing them up close is quite different from when you are viewing them from afar.
In his sculptures, on the other hand, the search is focused on the lines, and in expressing meaning through the shapes. The idea is one, but the content strives to be universal. Del Balso, when using the third dimension, forgets the incidental, the adds-on. Instead, he searches for the essence in the abstraction.