Matt Saunders artwork disrupts the traditional reading of the pictures. Static or animated, the images come to live outside of the contextual, technical or semantic reflections, as the American artist, born in Tacoma in 1975, removes them from their first environment. The look of the viewer, used to observe depending on the proposed media, is then disturbed.
Danger Man (Judo), 2010
A process specially perceptible in the common use he makes of photography and painting. Indeed, next to his researches on video and cinema, Saunders adjusted a hybrid technique that allows him to develop sketches drawn with ink on mylar. Used as films, these productions are secondly printed on contact. With the same mind, Matt Saunders paints canvasses he then fixes on photographic paper exposing it to light.
Both methods establish a graphic language where the atmosphere of the silver pictures only keeps the expressive essence of the painting. To crown this mix of genres and the cognitive cloud, Saunders finds his models in the archives of the seventh art and its forgotten stars. A come back to present, to its light, on a support besieged by the deletion…
Asta Mirror (Pour) #1, 2011
Lake #277, 2011
Portrait for Kris Van Assche (Daniela), 2009-2010
Portrait for Kris Van Assche (Alina), 2009-2010
Herta Thiele (Linens), 2008
Herta Thiele (Kuhle Wampe, 1932) #1, 2008
Herta Thiele (Kuhle Wampe, 1932) #2, 2008
Herta Thiele (Kuhle Wampe contact), 2008
Doorway #2, 2011
Herta Thiele (Frau Lehmann’s Töchter) #3, 2008
Herta Thiele (Socialist Volleyball) #3, 2008
Herta Thiele (1975) #1, 2010