Sarah Guarino



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Radical, Mono print and photolithography, 30cmx40cm

Mediterranean diet (lasagna series), lasagna sheet collagraphs, 2019


Migration, displacement, mobility, identity are the central issues of practice. Emerging through my personal the personal, overall positive, enriching experience, as an immigrant in the UK, the attention has been also moved to the broader topic of immigration, and its almost embedded negative perception. My practice has recently responded to this through references to ourselves as ‘rooted beings’, visually merging human and botanical, with references to prejudice/stereotypes, reflecting on identity and a particularly obsessive relationship with food.

The uncertainty of the future has been another issue that I have begun to explore, demanding even more attention given the
current pandemic situation.

Intrigued by moving image, I mainly work within print, employing the qualities of etching, mono print, collagraph and lithography to challenge the common association of print as a static nature. Materiality is also very important to me, as I find myself often working with material that relate to my Italian identity such as pasta. Drawing constitutes a key element in my work, mostly including representation of the human body, body language, with references to stereotypes, and idioms.


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