Matt Saunder is an American artist who currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
He was trained as a painter, but currently his work is focused on a hybrid between painting and photography with a photographic film as the final result. Each of his works requires a long and complex process in order to become complete: small mylar sketches are taken from television or film stills, they are then used as negatives and contact-printed or enlarged. On the large images, different materials are added, like oil paint, metallic ink, cut-paper and several others. Afterwards, the mylar sketch is placed upon the photo paper, then exposed and developed. The final result fills the image with a grainy texture, loosing details and focusing on expressionist qualities.
Interview with Matt Saunders on Art in America
All images © Matt Saunders
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