2021 MSAA Art Showcase Entrants
Leo Balzano – Nashua, NH
I am a Vietnam veteran with a service-connected disability, secondary-progressive MS. As a self-taught 76-year-old artist, my work is both a passion and a profound source of personal fulfillment. Aristotle is quoted as saying, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Due to my slow but steady physical and cognitive impairments my art is spontaneous and intuitive, yielding uniquely imaginative explorations of color, composition, and line. Viewers will easily establish a tapestry of my psyche. The acrylic materials used in my work have become tools for my ventures into visual abstraction.
It is my main desire to provide maximum aesthetic pleasure for my audience and to touch the soul with human emotions. It’s a delicate balance between order and chaos, intention and intuition.