The Dubai International Financial Center has added new sculptures by contemporary artist Mia Fonssagrives Solow to its public artworks. DIFC is promoting culture through its unique public art displays from around the world.
The sculptures can be seen in front of the Gate Building flags. Mia Fonssagrives Solow is displaying four enamel over fibreglass art pieces that pay tribute to the UAE. The sculptures are in four different colours representing the colours of the UAE flag: Bone Form in red, Apple Form in green, Sale Form in white and Eggplomb in black.
The artist is known for her refined and whimsical aesthetic in figurative and abstract forms in various mediums, from polished bronze to gilded wood to sleek enamel over fibreglass.
Mia Fonssagrives Solow has been exhibited in New York, London, Palm Beach, Paris, and Shanghai. Her sculpture can be seen in publications such as Artnet, Artsy, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue.
Her abstract sculptures explore the world through the simplicity of form and colour, examining scale and movement as the curving surfaces of each piece draw the eye from one beautiful line to the next. Everyday subjects, such as a sail, a wave, or an apple, are refined to their form’s clean, basic lines. A small lucite or wood maquette evolves into a monumental fibreglass sculpture up to 16ft-high.
Mia Fonssagrives Solow comments on how art can impact people in these difficult times: “Art can save you. Listen to music; read books; search for new paintings, sculpture, comedy, and films. So much of what people do is art, in one form or another. Everyone should open their hearts and minds to all of it.
For Mia Fonssagrives Solow, the negative space at the center of each work reflects her upbringing in front of and behind the lens of a camera. The hollow spaces define the sculptures themselves and serve as windows, re-framing the world beyond.