Paolo Treni, was born in Desenzano in 1981, and now lives and works between Milan and
Berlin. Graduating from Milan’s Catholic University with a master's degree in
communication and also the Arsenale Theater School, Paolo worked in Paris.
Following his experience with Jacques Lecoq's scenography lab, Paolo was inspired to use the neutral mask method, focusing on our perception of light and colour to create artworks in Plexiglas and aluminum as these materials play with light and amplify the space through reflections and variations in the colour spectrum.
When painting, Paolo transposes the ancient art of Suminagashi into digital form and then uses lasers and CNC mills as a micro brush for the material transcription of his oneiric images. Combining CNC technology and craftsmanship, Paolo creates a new medium and so elevates his artwork to the third dimension, achieving a synthesis of painting and sculpture, materiality and immateriality.
Winner of the 2017’s ‘Montal/Arte Young’ award, Paolo then set up ‘Simulacra’ in 2018. It
was to be his first public solo exhibition curated by Ivan Quaroni, at the Fortezza Firmafede
2018 also saw Paolo's artwork ‘Deep Blue’ become part of the permanent collection of the Portofino Park Museum. From 2019 onwards, he has collaborated with Luisa Catucci Gallery in Berlin for the Mia Photo Fair, the ‘Another Multiverse’ duo show with Boris Eldagsen, Positions Art Fair in 2020 and ‘Signs’, a duo show with sculptor Anne Cecile Surga.
2022 saw Paolo as the protagonist of several solo and collective exhibition projects in Milan
with ‘Remember Tomorrow’ at HubArt, ‘Zephyrus Meridiei- Sunlight Performance’ at the
Show room Tai Ping, at ‘Extra 2022’ in the ex-monastery of Santa Chiara in Vercelli and at
Fondazione Leonesia at Lake Garda, with "Le forme dell'Aria".
2023 opened with the exhibition, ‘Epta’, curated by Isorropia Homegallery and Artrights
Prize at the Basilica of San Celso in Milan, and he continues with a site-specific performance
at the Dynamo Art Factory in Pistoia.
In this exhibition, a cloud becomes the protagonist of a light painting session, where the public, equipped with special flashlights, activates the projections of the artworks by painting the vaults of the room with light.
2020 Exibart Prize Finalist
2020 Finalist Art Rights Prize, Painting section
2017 Winner of Premio Montale Fuori di Casa in the Young Art section
2022 Extra 2022, curated by Serena Mormino, Ex Monastero di Santa Chiara, Vercelli, Italy
2022 Zephyrus Meridiei-Sunlight Performance, site-specific installation, Tai Ping Carpets show-room, Milan, Italy
2020 ‘Signs’ duo show with Anne Cecile Surga, Luisa Catucci Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2019 ‘Another Multiverse’ duo show with Boris Eldagsen, Luisa Catucci Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2018 ‘Simulacra’ curated by Ivan Quaroni, public exhibition at Fortezza Firmafede, Sarzana, Italy
2023 ‘Epta’ Basilica of San Celso, curated by Isorropia Homegallery and Artrights Prize, Milan, Italy
2022 ‘Le Forme dell’Aria’ curated by Renata Coltrini and Maria Cristina Maccarinelli, Fondazione Leonesia, Puegnago del Garda, Brescia, Italy
2022 ‘Remember Tomorrow’ curated by Greta Zuccali, HUB/ART gallery, Milan, Italy
2013 ‘Le Chasseur de Lumieres’ Maison & Objet fair, Paris, France
2019 Lucrezia De Domizio Durini Collection, Palazzo Durini in Bolognano, Italy
2018 Permanent Collection of Portofino Park Museum – International Center for Outdoor Sculpture, chaired by Daniele Crippa and curated by Serena Mormino, Italy
BY Paolo Treni
BY Paolo Treni
Tailor made yachts design
BY Paolo Treni