Antonio Mauriello was born in a small and difficult reality, that of Irpinia (corresponding to the territory of the current province of Avellino) that in the year of birth of Antonio, in 1943, during the Second World War, was the scene of many bombings that have almost obliterated Avellino and surrounding areas, causing death and extensive damage to property. It was a difficult time to face, made up of poverty and fear, but also by people who found the courage and the strength to roll up their sleeves to rebuild their lives, their activities and the dignity lost under the rubble.
Since he was a kid he had to work hard and get involved and, still very young, in the ’70s, with so much strength and without ever losing hope, he decided to start walking a path that could combine his passion for sculpture to a stable work activity and started his activity as a sculptor.
Mauriello Carpi is his jewel, in this activity Antonio creates artisan works unique in the world, made of new or antiqued marble or granite, he also uses Carrara marble, Botticino stone, Persian travertine, he creates consoles with mirrors, tables for garden, sculptures, jade bas-reliefs, fountains etc. The processing of marble requires a considerable commitment and attention, for the processing includes industrial machinery to cut the slabs, polish and sculpt them, and then finish them by hand; at the end of all these phases you get unique pieces, very different from the mass production to which we are accustomed.
With his know-how craftsman, characterized by a long experience, meticulous care of details, creativity and ingenuity, Antonio creates with his hands every work and is able to derive from these natural materials of magnificent works with variety and originality. All these features are the core that characterizes the craftsman work, what gives him the uniqueness that has always distinguished him and that makes our country famous in the world for the excellence of its manual production, with the label “Made in Italy “known globally.
Antonio’s activity has brought him pride and recognition over the years, he has made many altars and various Franciscan panels for different churches and, in 2009, a monument in honor of the carpigiani aviators fallen in war and peace located in the central Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi in Carpi (MO).
With his own activity Antonio often participates in exhibitions in the surroundings of Reggio Emilia and Modena, in this last one resides the current headquarters of Antonio’s laboratory, an ancient mill in the province of Modena, more precisely in Santa Croce, where Antonio still finds inspiration for his noble and beautiful work.