A very rare 1950 sculpture prototype ring of Paolo Bellini never made
Paolo Bellini was born in Mendrisio on February 28.
After graduating school he worked in a foundry to learn the techniques of metal fusion.
He knew several important artists of this period: Jean Arp, Oliver Strebelle, Remo Rossi, and Lynn Chadwich.
He studied in Brera Academy, Milan and Belgium.
His art was in constantly evolving, from monumental figures in bronze and abstract installations in iron to metal and aluminum papers. He was also strongly inspired from nature (trees, flowers), creating sculpture with a sense of lightness and heaviness often using recycled materials.
Several Bellini installations are now in Switzerland.