A Spanish artist, born in Murcia in 1949. A fine arts graduate from the Complutense University of Madrid. Gained his PhD in fine arts at the University of Granada. Tenured professor in the Painting Department at the latter institution. A full member and curator of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Granada.
He has been awarded prizes from several institutions, including the Ateneo de Madrid, Villa de Fuente Álamo, the 18th Rafael Zabaleta de Quesada Painting Contest in Jaén, and the Medal of Honour at the José María Párraga Painting Awards in Murcia.
His work can be found in institutions such as the Ministry of Information and Tourism in Madrid, the ONCE Foundation, the Caja Granada Foundation, the Fine Arts Museum in Murcia, the Local Government of Murcia, Alicante Provincial Council, the Rectory Building at the University of Jaén, and more.
He shares close links to Granada. “Carmelo Trenado forms a part, in his own right, of the great artistic foundations that currently exist in the city of Granada. His integrity, creative thoroughness and profound artistic knowledge (…) make him an authentic benchmark when precisely establishing the Andalusian pictorial reality…”
Source: artist’s website: Bernardo Palomo.
“Granada hoy” newspaper. 20/04/2004. “In recent years he has also spent time investigating new forms and methods in the discourse and representation of photography.” (artist’s website).
“(…) I believe my activity as a painter has led me to restore and/or recreate a dream, experience or perhaps a mere illusion.”
“In the system, action and “madness” are finely balanced: sincerity and conviction make credibility and transcendence of the new reality possible.”