Oblong Contemporary Gallery in Dubai announces the 9th of Feburary 2021 opening of MOVEMENT, Italian artist Antonio Signorini’s first solo exhibition in the United Arab Emirates. “Art is the universal language that brings all people together,” Signorini believes. His remarkable nine-year artistic practice has taken him on a quest to understand ancient cave art and translate the archetypal human journey into dynamic three-dimensional sculptures.
Following a successful career in the fashion world, Signorini ultimately followed his heart and forged his own artistic practice. He is drawn to create three-dimensional figures in bronze, and each of his unique, structurally complex pieces can weigh upwards of 78 kilos. “I’ve never been the kind of artist who has to meditate in the desert to find my inspiration,” he admits. He gets his ideas by working, making mistakes, experimenting, and traveling.
Now a UAE resident, Signorini splits his time between a bustling foundry in Florence and his art-filled flat on the Dubai Palm. His solo exhibition at Oblong Contemporary will mark the first-time figures from “The Warriors” and “The Dancers” series have interacted in one space, a perfect balance of male and female energy. “To me this a big thing,” he explains. “From the beginning, I’ve always imagined presenting them as one complete artwork, but I’ve never shown them together until now.” Viewers experiencing the unpredictable peaks and valleys of being human will resonate with the sculptures on an active molecular level.