Antonio Signorini (artist)

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Antonio Signorini
Antonio Signorini.png
Born1971
Tuscany, Italy
NationalityItalian
OccupationArtist
Websiteantoniosignorini.com

Antonio Signorini (born in Pisa on 26 April 1971) is a contemporary Italian artist whose work includes sculpture, painting and monumental art.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Signorini had a passion for art from a very early age. Before the start of his career as an artist, he had visited museums, monuments and archaeological sites through out Europe.[3][4][5][6]

Career[edit]

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 worked on bronze and ceramic sculpture using both traditional and modern techniques. He studied and investigated ancient civilizations in the prehistoric form of art.[3][7][8]

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.[3][2]

He now lives in Dubai working on ancient remnants of civilizations in contrast to ultra-modern architectural complexes.[3][9][10][11][12]

Practice and techniques[edit]

Signorini has developed his own techniques and an individual approach towards the materials he uses. He has researched new bronze alloys and works with several metals and materials. Mixing fine marble powder with pigments and colours, he produces engravings and tridimensional paintings where he combined oils with acrylics with marble and fabrics.[3][13][14][15]

Work[edit]

The Warriors[edit]

Antonio Signorini was inspired by the cave paintings in Mesopotamia that contained a lot of figures of different people.[16][2][17]

Signorini sketched the figures inspired by the Paleolithic paintings – in their poses with their spears. He cast them in bronze in a foundry near Florence.[16][18][19]

These works weigh 150 kilograms each and are balanced on their feet, sometimes on toetips. He made his debut with these sculptures in March 2018 in the DIFC courtyard. They have subsequently been exhibited throughout Europe and the Middle East and are currently also exhibited in Samir Kassir Square in Beirut.[16][18][14][20][21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lessons to win the battle of life". gulfnews.com.
  2. ^ a b c "Antonio Signorini. The Warriors – guardiani del patrimonio - Mostra - Venezia - Fondaco Marcello". Arte.it.
  3. ^ a b c d e "About". Antonio Signorini.
  4. ^ Antonio Signorini , www.lorientlejour.com , 01-10-18
  5. ^ Antonio Signorini , www.7arasport.com , 18-09-18
  6. ^ Antonio Signorini , www.7arasport.com , 10-09-18
  7. ^ "VeneziaNews :venews - Custodi dell'umanite. Le sculture di Antonio Signorini in mostra al Fondaco Marcello". Venezianews.it.
  8. ^ Antonio Signorini , Al Shark Al Awsat.com, 25-09-18
  9. ^ ""المحاربون" لأنطونيو سينيوريني في لبنان من 17 أيلول وحتى 3 ت1". Alkalimaonline.com.
  10. ^ ""المحاربون" لأنطونيو سينيوريني في لبنان من 17 أيلول وحتى 3 تشرين الأول في غاليري مارك هاشم". Ekhbariatbeirut.com. 10 September 2018.
  11. ^ Antonio Signorini , Almarkazia.net, 10-09-18
  12. ^ Antonio Signorini, Special, October 2018
  13. ^ Antonio Signorini , L'Orient Le Jour, 20-09-18
  14. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  15. ^ Antonio Signorini , L'Orient Le Jour , 1-10-18
  16. ^ a b c "Antonio Signorini's warriors are ancient influences in a hub of modern Dubai". The National.
  17. ^ "The Warriors By Antonio Signorini". Seclectionarts.com.
  18. ^ a b [2][dead link]
  19. ^ "Antonio Signorini inaugurates "The Warriors" in Beirut From drawings in a cave to art sculptures roaming the world". Executive-bulletin.com.
  20. ^ Antonio Signorini , Almustaqbal.com , 10-09-18
  21. ^ Antonio Signorini , Elfann.com , 10-09-18

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