From childhood, growing up in the south of Italy, Dino felt the necessity to search answers on crucial questions through fashion and art. He never stopped creating. As an autodidact artist he tried different disciplines and materials, such as producing silver jewelry and working with leather. But it wasn’t enough. His search was always based on a reflection through forms and monochromatic colours.
In 2014 he moves to Berlin where he undertakes to enrich his passion for avant-garde fashion industry and techno & ambient music culture.
After sometime he decides to get a break from the unstoppable life in the city and returns to Italy. There he creates a jewelry brand named Earthtirial, where he works with his friend on very raw forms and edgy avant-garde silver pieces.
From January 2021, Dino is moving to Barcelona seeking fresh air and inspiration. There he is attracted to the spot where skaters gather near MACBA and every time passing by, he reflects on the possible project related to skaters. This becomes the place for his own meditation, as well as his future creation connected to it…
Observing multiple skaters and how they hop, frequently breaking their skates, he thinks “why not create a fusion between street art and avant-garde?
He starts to think how he can make this fusion. He finds the main object of street art, which is the ‘skateboard’ and decides to implement on it that Fusion he was dreaming about.
He decides to give a new life to old and overused skates, to cover them with layers of painting, giving them new shapes and new purpose. But the most important, he layers his heart and vision into the skates of his dream.
”If i were given the chance to be born again, I would choose to be a skater”, says Dino.