Mario Busoni

Mario Busoni, who was born in Berlin, Germany, has lived and worked in New York City most of his life. His respect for craftsmanship and standards of excellence extends from the precision of his earlier work as a maker of violins and lutes, as well as shipbuilders’ half models, to the frees, but equally demanding sculptural concerns reflected in his current work. His depictions of the female figure are not intended to be exact representations, but rather are abstracted to create a sensuous equivalent of the figure. They have and eloquent presence, evoking the long tradition of female form in sculpture.
She of the works are more expressionistic than others, but all share the quality of emotional compression and a humanistic perspective. In terra-cotta, wood and bronze, the pieces reflect an original vision that is independent of the current trends and fashion in the art word. His work has been exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the 2/20 Gallery, the Hudson Guild and M55/Noho Gallery, all in New York City, and also in private collections.