Available Works

Biography

Mattia Guarnera MaCcarthy (b.1999, UK) draws on visual language taken from sports and entertainment as a catalyst to explore and better understand the broader nuances of the everyday human condition; taking the sport out of sporting. Mattia's work address a variety of contemporary themes such as identity, expression, competition, masculinity and stardom. He does so by homing into often overlooked scenes and moments which he believes evoke interesting allegorical, ideological and philosophical debates that could otherwise be difficult to express. This results in outcomes which appear mystically vague with nothing seeming set or conclusive, existing in a state of limbo. Mattia does so in an attempt to reflects a Buddhist like or Carl Yung-esque ideology which embraces yet grapples with parallels such good and evil, pain and glory, digital and real, Clear and vague. Mattia lives and works in London, UK.

Education

BA, Camberwell College of Arts, 2019-2022

Press

2022, Boooom Artist Spotlight, It's Nice That

2022, Issue #27 Digital, Create! Magazine

2022, Issue 44, So Young

2022, Footballs, blood and gore: Mattia Guarnera-MacCarthy paints the gruesome side of sport, It's Nice That

2022, Perception Of The Body With Mattia Guarnera, Moriah Ogunbiyi

2022, Pixelated Utopia: A Review of Hyper-Contemporary at Real Tinsel, New City Art

2022, Issue 09, Oof Magazine

Exhibitions

2022, We’re Watching You Pt.2, South Peak Gallery, 1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, London, UK (Group)
2022, Hyper-Contemporary, Hasbrook Gallery, Real Tinsel, Milwaukee, WI, USA (Group)
2022, Camberwell Degree Show, Peckham Rd, London, UK (Group)
2022, Imagining Otherwise, D-Contemporary, Who Gallery and Harlesden, London, UK (Group)
2022, Live at Livesey, Livesey Exchange, London, UK (Group)
2022, Anga Kida Kudz, Forever Good, London, UK (Group)
2022, In The House Of Babylon, Harlesden High Street, London, UK (Group)
2021, Who To Blame, Serving the People Virtual Exhibition, Online (Group)
2021, Blast Room III Holy Art, Virtual Exhibition, Online (Group)
2021, Floor Exh 07, Virtual Exhibition, Online (Group)
2021, Livesey Exchange Exhibition Weekend, London, UK (Group)
2021, Peckham art Festival, Copeland Park, London, UK (Group)
2021, Permanent Temporary, London Design Festival, The Bottle Factory, London, UK (Group)
2021, The Horses Mouth (Live Crit), The Bomb Factory, London, UK (Group)
2021, Paradise Mind, Peckham Levels, London, UK (Group)
2021, Football Crazy Football Madness, Pattern Of Play, Hoxton Arches, London, UK (Group)
2021, Gift, A.P.T Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2021, EN-GER-LAND, Oof Gallery, Warmington House, London, UK (Group)
2021, Hyper-Contemporary, Hasbrook Gallery, Virtual Exhibition, Online (Group)
2020, What's Not Being Said, South London Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2020, Don’t Panic, Southwark Park Galleries Dilston Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2019, Flying Dutchman, London, UK (Group)
2019, Reggae Festival, Fox N Firkin, London, UK (Group)