Sarah Drinan’s figural compositions are informed by diverse source materials gathered from memes and photographs from everyday life. Her painting practice has developed alongside her work as an occupational therapist, allowing her to express her awareness of human capacities and limitations and her insights into human emotion, pleasure and play.

Her work considers issues relating to the body, sexuality, connectedness, desire and vulnerability. Her paintings honour the complexity of the body and human existence – in her words, ‘accepting and embracing the absurdity, unavoidable messiness and satire of living in an often destabilising and perverted world’.