Antonio Signorini
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THE FLYING HORSES

Bronze - Degraded Patina | 1.25m - 1.35m in height (base dependent) | 30kg

Four Individual Works

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  “The Flying Horses” displays an impossible balance, disobeying gravity. The horses are flying, like the light of the stars, coming from far away. Their origin is a mystery, as is their destination. They are captured soaring through the atmosphere, traversing from one world to another in their flight across space and time.    In gazing upon them we are forced to accept the unknown and lessen our grip on reality. Therefore acquiring the ultimate bravery – accepting the unreality of reality. These flying horses cannot be fully grasped, for they are a sensation rather than a physicality.    Evoking light as though they are born of it. Comets in the night sky. Hence, each piece is named after our brightest stars: SUN, CANOPUS, ALPHA CENTAURI, ARCTURUS.    This collection has been created as a journey that has no end, exploring the infinite relationship between art and the essence of horses.

“The Flying Horses” displays an impossible balance, disobeying gravity. The horses are flying, like the light of the stars, coming from far away. Their origin is a mystery, as is their destination. They are captured soaring through the atmosphere, traversing from one world to another in their flight across space and time.

In gazing upon them we are forced to accept the unknown and lessen our grip on reality. Therefore acquiring the ultimate bravery – accepting the unreality of reality. These flying horses cannot be fully grasped, for they are a sensation rather than a physicality.

Evoking light as though they are born of it. Comets in the night sky. Hence, each piece is named after our brightest stars: SUN, CANOPUS, ALPHA CENTAURI, ARCTURUS.

This collection has been created as a journey that has no end, exploring the infinite relationship between art and the essence of horses.

 S U N  Bronze – degraded Patina | 1.25m-1.35m in height (base dependent) | 30kg

S U N

Bronze – degraded Patina | 1.25m-1.35m in height (base dependent) | 30kg

 C A N O P U S  Bronze – degraded Patina | 1.25m-1.35m in height (base dependent) | 30kg

C A N O P U S

Bronze – degraded Patina | 1.25m-1.35m in height (base dependent) | 30kg

 A L P H A C E N T A U R I  Bronze – degraded Patina | 1.25m-1.35m in height (base dependent) | 30kg

A L P H A C E N T A U R I

Bronze – degraded Patina | 1.25m-1.35m in height (base dependent) | 30kg

 A R C T U R U S  Bronze – degraded Patina | 1.25m-1.35m in height (base dependent) | 30kg

A R C T U R U S

Bronze – degraded Patina | 1.25m-1.35m in height (base dependent) | 30kg

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 “From my earliest years, horses have fascinated me. Their speed and movement, their seemingly effortless strides. The powerful sound of them breathing and the flash of light as they bolt past remain deeply imprinted in my memory. I have always felt as though they are flying; momentum keeping them airborne – their flight interrupted by only a slight contact with the surface. Barely a tap. If you examine a horse in mid-gallop you can see what I see; a magnificent being propelled through the air, defying gravity with its streamlined form.  As a young boy, I drew horses compulsively; on everything I could get my hands on, including furniture and walls. As time passed, little by little, their figures became more and more abstract. The legs, the necks, and snouts became something entirely different. The shapes began to take on new meaning and contours. And forms transformed into sensations. Sound, music, light; and the poetry of movement. I became disinterested in the exact anatomy of a horse; my pencil and hands acquired the freedom to follow a new physiology. To translate the idea of horses rather than their appearance. When we look at the sunset we don’t see that it is an atomic explosion. In the same way, my pieces are not horses – they are a sensory manifestation of a feeling. More a perceptible dream; surreal. During my study of primitive rock art in 2003, I discovered a beautiful horse engraving in Saudi Arabia. The similarities with my childhood drawings were incredible. This encouraged me to search for more images of prehistoric representations of horses. For more than 10,000 years, artists have been trying to interpret the unique qualities of these majestic animals – and I believe their fascinating story will be carried on forever through art.”    ANTONIO SIGNORINI

“From my earliest years, horses have fascinated me. Their speed and movement, their seemingly effortless strides. The powerful sound of them breathing and the flash of light as they bolt past remain deeply imprinted in my memory. I have always felt as though they are flying; momentum keeping them airborne – their flight interrupted by only a slight contact with the surface. Barely a tap. If you examine a horse in mid-gallop you can see what I see; a magnificent being propelled through the air, defying gravity with its streamlined form.

As a young boy, I drew horses compulsively; on everything I could get my hands on, including furniture and walls. As time passed, little by little, their figures became more and more abstract. The legs, the necks, and snouts became something entirely different. The shapes began to take on new meaning and contours. And forms transformed into sensations. Sound, music, light; and the poetry of movement. I became disinterested in the exact anatomy of a horse; my pencil and hands acquired the freedom to follow a new physiology. To translate the idea of horses rather than their appearance. When we look at the sunset we don’t see that it is an atomic explosion. In the same way, my pieces are not horses – they are a sensory manifestation of a feeling. More a perceptible dream; surreal. During my study of primitive rock art in 2003, I discovered a beautiful horse engraving in Saudi Arabia. The similarities with my childhood drawings were incredible. This encouraged me to search for more images of prehistoric representations of horses. For more than 10,000 years, artists have been trying to interpret the unique qualities of these majestic animals – and I believe their fascinating story will be carried on forever through art.”

ANTONIO SIGNORINI

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