I was born in Sesto San Giovanni in the province of Milan, in the first suburbs.
I had a somewhat turbulent life, which led me to end up in prison in 2010, where I spent 6 years in drug trafficking.
I started to make the first portraits right in the cell, from the photos of my companions' children.
it was a way to get away from the context, to "escape".
once I went out I found the love of a beautiful woman with whom I had two equally beautiful children.
I found a job as a welder and I put aside art until October 2018 where I had a tremendous motorcycle accident that deeply affected me both physically and morally. from that moment the absolute need arose to throw out what I have inside through "painting".
I'm carrying around an exhibition entitled "Inside and outside, the courage to be free"
where in addition to my works, there are texts and reflections on freedom.
IVAN LORENZO FREZZINI WAS BORN IN SESTO SAN GIOVANNI (MILANO) ON 13.03.1979. LEAVE THE SCHOOL HIGHER THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE AND START WORKING, DELIVERING WATER AT HOME; GREETINGS MILAN IN 1999 TO MEET THE LEVERAGE OBLIGATION IN THE "SECOND REGION OF PIEDMONT CAVALRY" AT THE BRUNNER BARRACK OF VILLA OPICINA-TRIESTE, ON THE BORDER OF SLOVENIA. IN 2000 HE RETURNS TO MILAN AND STARTS TO TRAVEL, VIA FRANCE, SPAIN, CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND CENTRAL AMERICA; LIVES FOR A PERIOD IN TURIN, AND SUBSEQUENTLY IN BERGAMO. PASSING THROUGH VARIED AND SHORT-TERM WORKING EXPERIENCES, THEN DECIDES TO FOLLOW HIS REBEL CHARACTERS AND OUTSIDE THE SCHEMES AND THROWS IN THE MILANESE "WORLD OF THE NIGHT"; IT WILL BE THE COCAINE AND THE TRAFFIC RELATED TO IT WHICH WILL BRING IT TO PRISON IN 2010, WHERE IT WILL SPEND 6 YEARS OF ITS LIFE, AND WHERE IT WILL DEDICATE TO THE TOTAL INTROSPECTION AND SEARCH FOR ITS SPIRITUAL BEING CLOSE TO IT. IN 2012 HE ACTED IN A COMEDY BY THE DIRECTOR GIANFELICE FACCHETTI FROM THE TITLE "IF THE HEART IS A GYPSY AND JULIET IS ROM" .
IT IS ALSO IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PRISON THAT PRODUCES THE FIRST SKETCHES REALIZED WITH THE ONLY INSTRUMENTS AVAILABLE LOCALLY, PENCIL AND SHEET. FROM THE RECLUSION, IN JUNE 2015 A NEW, ILLUMINATED AND WITH A LOT OF REDEMPTION WILL LEAVE; He will meet his current companion and inspiring muse who will give him two children, moving to Reggio Emilia where he still lives. IN 2018, A SERIOUS MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SUFFERS THAT WILL HARMLY USE THE USE OF HANDS; IT IS HERE THAT DECIDES, WITH BOTH CUFFS CONSTRUCTED BY PLASTERS, PUSHED BY THE PAIN AND THE NEED TO EXTRACT FROM THE SUFFERING, TO DEDICATE HIMSELF TO PAINTING, EXTERNING EMOTIONS IN THE ROUND, BY EXPERTING THE EXPERIENCE, EXPERIENCE OF COLORS STARTING FROM PIGMENT; ALL THIS FROM SELF-TEACHED, SUPPORTED BY THE PASSION FOR ART, THE DESIRE TO RE-EMERGE AND LOVE FOR YOUR FAMILY. ECLECTIC CHARACTER, INTROVERSE AND IMPULSIVE, CONSTANTLY MOVED BY A GREAT HEART, BY SO MUCH SENSITIVITY AND HUMANITY, AND THAT LEAVES THE SIGN IN THE LIFE OF THOSE WHO MEET IT ON THEIR WAY.
Article by Riccardo Moretti (Art blogger) on Ivan Lorenzo
middle School diploma
two-year state industrial institute
March 28-April 15, 2020 "Inside and outside" the courage to be free. Reggio Emilia at SD Factory
June 10-19, 2020 "Inside and outside" the courage to be free. Lucca at Villa Bottini
3-20 July 2020 "Inside and outside" the courage to be free. Albinea (RE) at the civic library
September 2020 "Inside and outside" the courage to be free. Lecce, place to be defined
April 2019: "European Photography 2019" Reggio Emilia, underground Reggia di Rivalta exposed picture: "il Cedro della Reggia"
September 2019: "Inside and outside" the courage to be free. Reggio Emilia at LA POLVERIERA
October 2019: "Inside and outside" the courage to be free. Matera capital of European culture2019, at the Sassi Foundation
December 2019: "Inside and outside" the courage to be free. Milan at Le Labò
February-March 2020: "Inside and outside" the courage to be free. Correggio at the Correggio museum Palazzo dei Principi