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Matt Saunders

Matt Saunders

Matt Saunders

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.

Image Credit:

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

Landscape I (Swamp)

2015

Image 39,5 x 49,5 cm; Paper 53,5 x 62,5 cm;

Soap ground aquatint, spit bite aquatint, sugar lift aquatint, soft ground, open bite Hahnemühle Bütten 350 gr.

Edition of 24 + 4 AP

800 Euro

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Matt Saunders

Landscape II (Dark Forest)

2015

Image 39,5 x 49,5 cm; Paper 54 x 62,5 cm

Spit bite aquatint, sugar lift aquatint, Hahnemühle Bütten 350 gr.

Edition of 24 + 4 AP

800 Euro

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Matt Saunders and master printer Thomas Jennions in BORCH Print Studio

Matt Saunders

Landscape III (Bright Forest)

2015

39,5 x 49,5 cm; Paper 53,5 x 62,5 cm

Soap ground aquatint, spit bite aquatint, sugar lift aquatint, soft ground, open bite Hahnemühle Bütten 350 gr.

Edition of 24 + 4 AP

800 Euro

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Matt Saunders

Landscape IV (Zen Valley)

2019

39 x 49 cm; Paper 53,5 x 62 cm

Soap ground aquatint, spit bite aquatint, open bite Hahnemühle Bütten 300 gr.

Edition of 24 + 4 AP

800 Euro

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Matt Saunders, Marthe in the Garden

Matt Saunders

Two Losses

2019

Image 35,5 x 27,5 cm; Paper 50 x 39,5 cm

Soap ground aquatint, spit bite aquatint, open bite Hahnemühle Bütten 300 gr.

Edition of 24; Series of 3

900 Euro

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Matt Saunders

Two Lovers

2019

Image 35,5 x 27,5 cm; Paper 50 x 39,5 cm

Soap ground aquatint, spit bite aquatint Hahnemühle Bütten 300 gr.

Edition of 24; Series of 3

900 Euro

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Matt Saunders, Two Lovers

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Two Bathers

Matt Saunders

2019

Image 35,5 x 27,5 cm; Paper 50 x 39,5 cm

Soap ground aquatint, spit bite aquatint Hahnemühle Bütten 300 gr.

Edition of 24; Series of 3

900 Euro

Matt Saunders

Marthe in the Garden

2019

Image 35,5 x 27,5 cm; Paper 50 x 39,5 cm

Soap ground aquatint, spit bite aquatint, open bite
Hahnemühle Bütten 300 gr.

600 Euro

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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.

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