Working across a range of media including sculpture, collage, animation and video, Salvatore Arancio’s main interests lie in the potential of images. Departing from their literal meanings, he creates new juxtapositions that are evocative and deeply disquieting. His works look to nature and science for inspiration, unsettling any hint of the sublime by re-framing images and the viewer’s experience. His constructed landscapes contain a sense of both the familiar and the unknown that enhances their symbolic readings and implications.
Born in 1974 in Catania, Italy, Arancio received his MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in London, where he continues to live and work. Recent solo and group shows include; The Hidden, Ensapc Ygrec, France (2014); Curiosity: Art & the Pleasure of Knowing, Hayward touring show, UK (2013-14); Cyclorama, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico (2013); Alternating Layers of Contrasting Resistance, Rowing, London (2013); The Little Man of the Forest with the Big Hat, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy (2013).