venerdì 16 febbraio 2018, di M. Trentin

MAURIZIO TRENTIN was born in Genova in 1956 on December 29. In 1976 he graduated from the State Institute of Art in Venice , specializing in PAINTING and MOSAIC .

It is called in 1977 by the French sculptor MISKA to perform work in mosaic in Paris. He knows well the mosaic master LINO MELANO (1924 - 1979) with whom he performs a mosaic of 100 square meters. Inside the University of Medicine "BICHAT" .

In 1977 - 1978 also in Paris, he collaborated many times with MARC CHAGALL, LINO MELANO’s friend. They prepare together the modernization in painting and mosaic cartoons, located in the MUSEE NATIONAL MESSAGE BIBLIQUE MARC CHAGALL .

In 1978, still with LINO MELANO, on the draws of FERNAND LEGER, he take part in the modernization of the ceramic mosaic outside of the MUSEE FERNAND LEGER of 250 square meters. Located in Biot (Antibes - France).

In 1978 designs, along with LINO MELANO, the mosaic floor to the private pool of English musician BILL WYMAN, bass player of the band Rolling Stones, in Antibes.

In 1979, back in Italy, he works at the restoration of the floor of the Ca’ d’Oro in Venice of 150 sqm. Along with the mosaic artist D. MALVESTIO.

In 1980, archaeological excavations and restoration of decorative floors of Roman mosaics in Quarto d’Altino (Venice) currently on display at the National Archeological Museum of Quarto d’Altino .

In 1982, restoration of columns, and marble sculptures of the sixteenth century Palazzo Vendramin (Venice) for the firm CROVATO . Decorative mosaic floor and cotto for private in San Donà (Ve).

In 1983, restoration of mosaic floors and Venetian terracotta located in the Ducal Palace in Venice (always for the firm CROVATO ).

In 1983, he starts new experiences in the field of scenography. In particular, specializing in concerts. He learns the secrets of the set design in the laboratory run by ENRICO MARIA PAPES (one of the members of the italian band "I Giganti"). Begins a long period of hard work with various Italian and local band. It takes a lot of experience and above all a new discovery in the technology of light direction. This will be used in the future as artistic and creative source. In this period is very important the scenic collaboration in the Italian tour of the following artists:


GAGAKU Performance performed by TOKYO IMPERIAL ORCHESTRA and the Japanese Imperial Theater Company . This event was held in the Palazzo Ducale in Venice in San Marco; important was the collaboration with the theater company as the set design faithfully reflected the historical tradition of the Japanese world. The lights and the theatrical direction have played an important role in the success of the show.

CIRCUS PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA BEIJING. Even this show reproduced the ancient Chinese circus tradition, the dramatic role is very important and well-kept. Crucial is the construction lighting. The event is unique in that the artists perform according to the teaching of the new Chinese school heavily influenced by social and political changes.


JOHN CAGE Concerto for solo piano and ambient. Theories of musical artists had to be expressed at scenic and lighting. The concert lasted about 6 hours. CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE - STEVE REICH - TERRY RILEY - LUIGI NONO.


JACK DE JONETTE - ELVIN JONES - SUN RA - DON CHERRY - DOLLAR BRAND - ARCHIE SHEEP - GARY BURTON - WEATHER REPORT - HAWKWIND. In this period he enhances the experience but he wants to learn new things and therefore he is able to enter into an agency of English scenography. Depth study with spectacular new technology, since the British,along with American ones, are considered the best schools for spectacular concerts. Important was the partnership with the following British bands: THE STRANGLERS - P.I.L. (band former Sex Pistols singer John Lydon).

After this period, he returned to Italy and cooperates with the agency MUSIC MAKERS. Here, he creates its own set design workshop and art, the CREATIVE IMAGES. Then follow many activities with various bands:THE CULT - LORD OF NEW CHURCH - MARILLON - TALK TALK -AFRIKA BAMBAATAA - CHINA CRISIS - LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTIONS - SILENT RUNNING - ALAN VEGA - X - THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS - ROMEO VOID - PROPAGANDA - VIRGIN PRUNES - DANCE SOCIETY - SEX GANG CHILDREN - KILLING JOKE - THE CALL -10000 MANIACS etc.


In the field of classical music, he takes part in the exhibition of the tour of the great russian dancer RUDOLF NUREYEV with the BOSTON BALLET - USA.The work represented is the "SWAN LAKE". For this show, RUDOLF NUREYEV wanted to perform in non-traditional venues as the theaters, but in most popular structures such as Sports hall. In fact, the difficulty was to place the sets suitable work in these facilities and also adjusting and changing the locker rooms, normally used for sports, in elegant eighteenth-century style dressing rooms. Equally difficult was to be able to handle the dance troupe made up of about 160 people. All spaces were changed and set up in order to have all the necessary comforts that a very large company requires. In addition to the set design it was used an ancient hand painted seabed of the french seventeenth century. The result was a deserved success of both, the public and by the great dancer and her company. This show was the only experiment in Italy and in Venice - Mestre which brought classical ballet in sports venues.

With the CREATIVE IMAGES develops a very creative period. In fact, the group grows and the laboratory becomes a crucial point for achieving a new artistic source, much wider by including it in areas that normally are not used for art. For example, the laboratory is inserted in a social context like Venice - Marghera - Mestre (basically industrial). Many are the requests and important were the following performances:

Exhibition and change Ambient Art at the Gallery of Mestre - Venice for the live exhibition of well known international cartoonists such as: MOEBIUS - SERRE - OLIVIA TELECLAVEL - CAVAZZANO - FLOU - CARNEVALE, etc. with the organization of TeleVenezia and the Comune di Venezia .

Ambient Art at the Venice Ghetto in Canareggio.

Review of alternative groups at the Auditorium of Bissuola Mestre.

Scenic art exhibition in Piazza dei Signori in Padova with the collaboration of the band DARK LORD.

Ambient Art exhibitionfor the spectacular fashion show for C.P. Company at the disco Muretto di Jesolo.

In parallel to these exhibitions, important was the experience that the Creative Images took part in graphic art tissue. In fact, since the lab was in close collaboration with various musical groups, both for spectacular achievements and for other things, there was the need to enrich the artistic material proposing the design of new fabrics for costumes appropriately designed for the bands . This experience has allowed us to push the boundaries of traditional art, by inserting in the costume, the study of graphic design and decoration. some examples were brought to fruition in the video of the band Ruins (Fire) and in their concerts , on the cover of the vinyl Simon Bennett , in the photographic studio advertising for Marco Verdica and in his concerts and for the metal band Dark Lord.

The Creative Images enters the production of music videos of art in the period in which it collaborates with the label BLACK SQUARE RECORDS and the production studio AUDIO & VIDEO. This experience is the result of the originality of the group. It ’been for the laboratory, the period most creative and innovative in every sense. The videos were created and propose, invented directly from Creative Images like the story, the graphic design and the stage realization. The close collaboration with these two companies, Black Square Records and Audio & Video allowed to realize the following videos: Band RUINS , whose product was awarded as the best music video of the year and is still on display at the Museum of Modern Art in Sydney (Australia).
Video opening theme of the program DJ TELEVISION (Cecchetto) (Cecchetto) executed by the Afro American singer TAFFY, transmitted over networks Fininvest. It remained for a long time at the top of the Italian charts.
Video of DODI BATTAGLIA (Pooh) also transmitted by the national networks. Was directed by director PAUL ALLMAN (television presenter, with Rick & Clive for Videomusic).
Collaboration in the video of the English band SIOUXIE & THE BANSHEES entirely shot in Venice and directed by TIM POPE. The video was transmitted worldwide. Music video of the band TALK TALK performed in Venice for the Festivalbar and DJ Television.
For Videomusic, realization of the interview presentation for the world premiere of the album by SUPERTRAMP.
Scenic collaboration for the video art of the English composer of ambient music creator, BRIAN ENO performed in the studios Audio & Video in Marghera.

After this rich period, always in the need to accumulate new experiences, Maurizio dissolves the Creative Images and continue the project alone. It was immediately called by other companies and agencies in Italy. Important collaborations have been the sets of lights made with director CIONI (Giancattivi), at the Palazzo Reale in Monza. Significant was the commitment of the laser. Exploiting its light beam, it was possible to deform the park of the Royal Palace in a surreal atmosphere.
Together with Cioni, he realizes the scenography of the important meeting of fashion PITTI BIMBO in Florence.
Always with Cioni, under the supervision of the director FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI, he produces lighting ambient art in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.

In the film industry, he collaborated on theatrical lighting for the film "Torrents of Spring" from Polish director JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI (with actress N. Kinsky). The scenes were shot at the interior and exterior of the Ducal Palace in Venice.

Another important partnership that has was with an German advertising studio with whom he made the sets of lights to a photo shoot of a famous model of MERCEDES - BENZ. The work was made entirely on the island of Giudecca in Venice.

Having acquired more experience in various fields, it is called by important Italian theatrical agencies. He worked for DELTAMUSIC - DAVID ZARD - FRANTOMMASI - GOOD MUSIC - AVANTGARDE as technical manager for the production of concerts. Therefore he participates at the realization in Italy of the following concerts: EURITMICS - PETER GABRIEL - ANDREAS WOLLENVIDER - ALARM - RAMONES - BOB DYLAN & TOM PETTY - MADONNA - PRINCE - ROLLING STONES - BLUES BROTHERS - SAXON - BB. KING - JOHN MAYALL - EUROPE - MOTLEY CRUE - GRACE JONES - video concerto e tour RICK WAKEMAN - HAWKWIND - GONG - KEVIN AYERS - THE GRANDMOTHERS - HERE & NOW - WIZARD OF TWIDDLY - POISONED ELECTRICK HEADS.

This rich scenic experience will lay the foundation of the Arte Contraddittoria . And in fact, in 1998 with the show in the Town Hall of Asolo (TV) it is officially presented the project of ART CONTRADICTORY.
In 1999 he participates in the Festival of Contemporary Art in Montebelluna “ROTTEAMARE” at Villa Pisani Biadene (TV) .
In 2000 exhibition on the Contradictory Art at the Exhibition Hall of the Municipality of Marghera (Venezia) .
In 2002 he was awarded the Artistic Director of the Biennale of Contemporary Art of Asolo (TV) at the FORNACE.
2009 Mestre - Venice - Partecipation in the "Giornata del Contemporaneo" ARTBAHNKREUZ
2012 Marghera - Venice - Video installation and sound design - Performance choir direction: ESPERIENZE SONORVETTORIALI - "Soglie"
2014 Spigno Monferrato (AL) - UTOPIAN REALIZATION Installation and ambient intervention along the streets of the historical village ARTE NEL BORGO .

2014 Spigno Monferrato (AL) - Video Installation within the UTOPIAN REALIZATION inserted in the context of the project ARTE NEL BORGO CONSIDERAZIONI VISIVE IN UN IMMAGINARIO UTOPICO.

2016 London - UK - SOLO EXIBITION - MOVENZE: "London Fragments of a Journey" at the ARTHOUSE in LEWISHAM
2016 Benevento participation in the BENEBIENNALE 2016
2017 Basel - CH - video insert - ART BASEL 2017
2019 MILANO - Made4Art Gallery - PHOTOFESTIVAL – MADE4ART | In-Outside

The ongoing study on Interiority and the Sensitive World is currently the path that takes my Painting. The Vision of Invisibility. continually leads to pose new questions, opening new spaces that indicate the knowledge as a possible and true path. In the monumental project "THE BESTIARY" materializes this wonderful SEARCH ......

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