BORCH Gallery & Editions
Matt Saunders has been working on an ongoing series of landscape etchings since 2015. Drawn from film stills, each of Saunders‘ landscapes is at once an empty scene open to projection and an emblem of the emotive and narrative currents swirling off camera. The series will ultimately comprise six etchings in an allusion to Wallace Steven’s poem „Six Significant Landscapes.“
Two Lovers, Two Losses, Two Bathers
A suite of three etchings ruminates on the complex nature of intimate relationships, eroticism and loss. Saunders has employed the principle of doubling in previous print projects as a way to visualize double consciousness and split personality, and returns to it here in one of his first print projects in color. The prints are executed from two plates and printed in two colors that enter into a kind of equilibrium, combining and separating at the same time.
Matt Saunders Landscape IV (Zen Valley), 2019 (detail)
“Saunders' insight into the different printing techniques is remarkable, he challenges and advances them, and the results are always stunning and unexpected.”
Master-printer Thomas Jennions
Matt Saunders and master printer Thomas Jennions in BORCH Print Studio
Matt Saunders, Marthe in the Garden
Matt Saunders, Two Lovers
Matt Saunders, born in 1975 in Tacoma, WA, lives and works in Berlin and Cambridge, MA. His work has been exhibited across the globe, at such notable institutions as the Saint Louis Art Museum (2017), the Museum of Modern Art (2014), the Whitney Museum of American Art (2013), Tate Liverpool (2012), The Renaissance Society (Chicago, 2010), and the Deutsche Guggenheim (Berlin, 2008). Since 2010, he has held a professorship at Harvard University.
Matt Saunders has been collaborating with BORCH Gallery & Editions since 2014.