Antonio Signorini (born in Pisa on 26 April 1971) is a contemporary Italian artist whose work includes sculpture, painting and monumental art. Signorini's interest in art has followed him all his life and is not limited to one specific aspect of it. He started out by directing a production and design team in 1990 in Milan experimenting with various contemporary materials. He spent the years 2001 to 2003 in Florence, where he made bronze and ceramic sculptures using both traditional and modern techniques. He studied and investigated ancient civilizations in the prehistoric form of art.
In 2003, he moved to London where he would then live and work for the next 14 years of his life. He eventually started a historical and artistic evaluation of the city of London which lead to his interest in monumental art. Signorini developed a method of working with architectural projects - intervening at the structural stage to ensure that art was incorporated at all levels. The artist has exhibited in numerous cities, such as Venice, Pietrasanta, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Lebanon, Dubai.
He now lives in Dubai working on ancient remnants of civilizations in contrast to ultra-modern architectural complexes. The Middle East allowed him to explore urban spaces both in public and private domains eventually giving his works a chance to be displayed in both domains in Middle East and Europe.
Behind "The Warriors"April 8, 2021The “Warriors” by the Italian artist Antonio Signorini are a tangible link to our past. This series of sculptures has been displayed in some of the most emblematic locations: the Fondaco di Marcello in Venice, The Samir Kassir Garden in Beirut, the Manarat Al Sadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, and now they became part of the permanent DIFC art collection of Dubai.
IFZA Gold Cup 2021Dubai February 28, 2021Oblong will showcase the work of Antonio Signorini and Gianfranco Meggiato on the 5th of March for the IFZA Gold Cup 2021 at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. The art pieces will be placed in the Gold Lounge and on the VIP Garden of the Polo club.
"The Dancers" by Antonio Signorini at Oblong DubaiDubai February 22, 2021The series "The Warriors" by the Italian artist Antonio Singorini are displayed in Oblong Contemporary Dubai. Antonio Signorini started an in-depth study of primitive art in 2003. In particular, he focused on the Libyan, Saudi and Iraqi caves and findings within them. Then, the discovery of new caves in Europe led Signorini to develop his research further and to work towards recreating the rupestrian drawings he saw in these caves into sculptural form - a modern day creation to connect people with their past.