Matt Saunders

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Matt Saunders working on Rose Hobart, 2015

Matt Saunders’ work challenges the boundaries of artistic media. He enacts painting as a time-based and transitive medium through his camera-less photography, multi-screen animation and innovative painting and printmaking processes. Best known for his haunting portraits and landscapes (the imagery culled from a myriad of sources including avant-garde cinema and found photographs) and moving-image works, Saunders’ practice uses analogue materials to explore the fleetingness, mobility and affective power of images.

Printmaking has become a crucial part of Matt Saunders’ artistic practice, which also includes video, photography and painting.

Matt Saunders’ complex manipulations of seemingly random marks, executed in a number of different printing techniques, create a pictorial space in which the viewer is led from one viewpoint to another and back, like in a constantly changing labyrinth. Saunders’ ability to navigate simultaneously in several complex spaces over a long period of time without losing focus. We are pulled into the works and enter their universe without noticing the effort it took to create them.

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Brigitte in the Reeds, 2014

The imagery of Brigitte in the Reeds, Matt Saunders’ first print project with BORCH Editions, is based on Robert Siodmak’s film Menschen am Sonntag (1930), which follows a group of young people on a day out to a Berlin lake. His prints focus on a brief moment when Brigitte, one of the movie’s characters, adjusts her bathing suit away from the others in the reeds; an intrusive and intimate moment, with the camera hovering close behind her back.

Artist, title and year
Brigitte in the Reeds (from Menschen am Sonntag), 2014
Print technique
Open bite Polishing Soap ground aquatint Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
68.5 × 53.5 cm (27 × 21.1 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration number:
ID: MaS 14 001-1
Artist, title and year
Brigitte in the Reeds (from Menschen am Sonntag), 2014
Print technique
Drypoint Open bite Polishing Soap ground aquatint Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
73 × 57 cm (28.7 × 22.4 in) framed
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
1.250 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: MaS 14 002-1
Artist, title and year
Brigitte in the Reeds (from Menschen am Sonntag), 2014
Print technique
Open bite Polishing Soap ground aquatint Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
68.5 × 53.5 cm (27 × 21.1 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
1.000 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: MaS 14 003-1
Artist, title and year
Brigitte in the Reeds (from Menschen am Sonntag), 2014
Print technique
Polishing Soap ground aquatint Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
68.5 × 53.5 cm (27 × 21.1 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
1.000 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: MaS 14 004-1
Artist, title and year
Brigitte in the Reeds (from Menschen am Sonntag), 2014
Print technique
Drypoint Line etching Open bite Polishing Soap ground aquatint Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
73 × 57 cm (28.7 × 22.4 in) framed
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
1.250 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: MaS 14 005-1
Artist, title and year
Brigitte in the Reeds (from Menschen am Sonntag), 2014
Print technique
Drypoint Line etching Open bite Polishing Soap ground aquatint Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
73 × 57 cm (28.7 × 22.4 in) framed
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
1.250 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: MaS 14 006-1
Artist, title and year
Telomere 3, 2023
Print technique
Photogravure Screenprint on Somerset White Satin 300g
140 × 140 cm (55.1 × 55.1 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 8
Price
32 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaD 23 003-1
Artist, title and year
Telomere 4, 2023
Print technique
Photogravure Screenprint on Somerset White Satin 300g
140 × 140 cm (55.1 × 55.1 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 8
Price
32 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaD 23 004-1
Preparing one of the printing plates for Andreas Eriksson’s Risberg

Annie Sleeping (Menschen am Sonntag) #1, 2015

A meditative terrain emerges from Eriksson’s arrangements of coloured surfaces.

The print is titled Risberg, referring to Dalarna in central Sweden. The coniferous forests and large hilly granite terrain that are found in this area have inspired a rich topography of tonalities.

Andreas Eriksson has created a sensuous tactility in this work through sandblasting the copper plates to build a range of soft tonal gradients. The overall combination of multiple subtle colour tones is achieved with several copper plates that make up the final composition.

Artist, title and year
Risberg, 2022
Print technique
Sandblasted drypoint on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
60 × 51 cm (23.6 × 20.1 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 16
Price
2.000 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: AnE 22 006-1
Kjartansson carving his woodcut Creative Space

Kitty Winn / Al Pacino #1-2, 2015

In the few years since his first collaboration with BORCH Editions, Ragnar Kjartansson has built up an extensive portfolio of prints, which testifies to his commitment to the medium.

Kjartansson’s prints demonstrate his curiosity about the technical and aesthetic possibilities of printmaking, as well as his ability to translate quintessential components of his artistic practice into the print medium. The principle of working in series is central to the medium of printmaking, and Kjartansson has long been employing this idea in his work across artistic mediums. Permeated by romantic melancholy, his new prints convey Kjartansson’s sense for the comedic potential in tragedy, and his openness for different interpretations of his work.

The barren Icelandic landscape in VORES KÆRLIGHED ­1–3 is reminiscent of the surface of the moon. Against the starry night sky – a reference to a series of Kjartansson’s watercolours – it is at once frighteningly lonely and strikingly beautiful. For some time now, Kjartansson has been toying with the idea of empty billboards in barren landscapes, communicating no information to nobody at all. In his series of three etchings, he tests this idea on copperplates, placing the board in the landscape, knocking it over, only to put it up again in a different spot. This seemingly absurd gesture may reference the aimlessness and peacefulness of a child playing with miniature toys, or the philosophical question of whether a falling tree makes a sound if nobody is there to hear it. This openness for a range of individual interpretations, encouraged by the associative combination of text and image, is typical for Kjartansson’s artistic practice.

Artist, title and year
VORES KÆRLIGHED 1, 2022
Print technique
Burnishing Letterpress Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
79 × 96 cm (31.1 × 37.8 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 18
Price
3.200 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: RaK 22 001-1
Artist, title and year
VORES KÆRLIGHED 2, 2022
Print technique
Burnishing Letterpress Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
79 × 96 cm (31.1 × 37.8 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 18
Price
3.200 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: RaK 22 002-1
Artist, title and year
VORES KÆRLIGHED 3, 2022
Print technique
Burnishing Letterpress Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
79 × 96 cm (31.1 × 37.8 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 18
Price
3.200 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: RaK 22 003-1

While becoming an artist, Kjartansson spent several years working in advertising. The large-scale woodcut Creative Space refers to this period in his life and is an homage to the people suffering under the tyranny of creativity. For him, the sign saying “Come in but only with fresh ideas or fresh coffee” is representative of the special, at times somewhat forced sense of humour, enthusiasm and creativity that often characterise this kind of workplace. Kjartansson himself perceived his workplace as joyous yet profoundly melancholic; and it was in this perception of this environment that he found the joy of freedom in his own art practice. The woodcut is related to his works on privileged 21st century uneasiness like “Scandinavian Pain” and “Scenes from Western Culture”. The use of the medium is a nod to the topic of suffering in Edward Munch’s woodcuts.

Artist, title and year
Creative space, 2022
Print technique
Woodcut on Somerset 410 g
135 × 91.5 cm (53.1 × 36 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
5.500 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: RaK 22 004-1

Monotypes are unique prints; in Kjartansson’s hands, however, they become an artistic tool for investigating a visual idea in the form of a series, exploring a theme and its variations to the point of absurdity.  Kjartansson integrated the residue ink from one print into the next, using what printmakers refer to as a ‘ghost’ print to humorously sabotage the very idea of uniqueness.

Artist, title and year
Running Scared IV, 2022
Print technique
Monotype on Somerset 410 g
124.5 × 84.5 cm (49 × 33.3 in) framed
Edition
Unique
Price
9 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: RaK 22 013-1
Jockum Nordström working on The Copenhagen Suite 2023

Rose Hobart, 2015

Jockum Nordström’s first collaboration with BORCH Editions consists of eight etchings, five of which form the portfolio The Copenhagen Suite 2023. Nordström’s prints are influenced by his work in the medium of collage. But instead of combining physical material, he draws from an archive of images, memories and fleeting impressions that he collects, selects and reassembles. His prints tell mysterious, melancholic and humorous narratives, offering glimpses into an internal dialogue collaged from the artist’s own lived experience.

During Jockum Nordström’s first encounter with BORCH Editions’ studio in 2022, he approached the printmaking process by further developing three key recurring motives from his oeuvre, which encompasses drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. His engagement in printmaking continued in 2023 when he returned to the studio to create a series of five etchings titled The Copenhagen Suite 2023.

Artist, title and year
Mata katten II (Feed the Cat II), 2022
Print technique
Drypoint Line etching Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
39 × 53.5 cm (15.4 × 21.1 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
2.500 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: JoN 22 001-1
Artist, title and year
Vid heden (At the Moor), 2022
Print technique
Drypoint Line etching Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
30 × 39.5 cm (11.8 × 15.6 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
2.000 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: JoN 22 002-1
Artist, title and year
Another Problem, II, 2022
Print technique
Drypoint Line etching Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
49.5 × 39 cm (19.5 × 15.4 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
2.300 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: JoN 22 003-1

In The Copenhagen Suite 2023 it was important to Nordström that each print represents an independent miniature universe, while simultaneously forming parts of a larger narrative, “like acts in a play”, as he puts it. “Scale was very important for me. Intimate formats lend themselves to the idea of storytelling, because you have to step closer and look at the etchings one at a time, much like turning the pages of a book.”

As the title suggests, The Copenhagen Suite 2023 is heavily influenced by the city in which it was created; by its architecture and atmosphere, as well as its historical literary figures and artists. The view of the backyard from the print studio’s windows finds its way into the motives, alongside pictures from a vintage photo book about Copenhagen and fleeting impressions of architectural details.

Artist, title and year
Der Künstler im Garten (The Artist in the Garden), 2023
Print technique
Soft ground etching on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
52.5 × 58 cm (20.7 × 22.8 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
3.000 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: JoN 23 004-1
Artist, title and year
When I Met Myself, 2023
Print technique
Drypoint Soft ground etching on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
59.5 × 47.5 cm (23.4 × 18.7 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
3.000 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: JoN 23 005-1
Artist, title and year
Kungens klubb (King’s Club), 2023
Print technique
Soft ground etching on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
57.5 × 72.5 cm (22.6 × 28.5 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration number:
ID: JoN 23 001-1
Artist, title and year
Hatten av (Hat Off), 2023
Print technique
Drypoint Soft ground etching on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
55.5 × 60.5 cm (21.9 × 23.8 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
3.000 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: JoN 23 002-1
Artist, title and year
Levitering (Levitation), 2023
Print technique
Soft ground etching on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
58.5 × 69.5 cm (23 × 27.4 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
3.200 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: JoN 23 003-1
Printing plate for one of Tal R’s monotypes

Ratlos / Indomitable I-V, 2017

Tal R’s collaboration with BORCH Editions spans almost three decades and encompasses a wide range of printmaking techniques, from intimate black-and-white etchings to large-scale multicoloured woodcuts. Considering his productivity and willingness to experiment, it is all the more notable that Weather Report is Tal R’s first exploration of monotypes.

For Weather Report, Tal R painted on PVC sheets which he hand-cut into geometric shapes. The resulting tension between geometric shape and deliberately imperfect edges echoes his signature brushstroke; the motif and its shape enter into an aesthetic dialogue. Re-using the same plates several times, shapes return throughout the series of monotypes with fresh marks and, in some cases, the residue ink of previous monotypes which in printmaking is referred to as a ghost print.

The relation between frame and image is a recurring theme in Tal R’s work; most recently, he has been exploring this relation in a series of paintings referenced in the Weather Report monotypes. Like these paintings, the monotypes depict the felled trees, light and colours of an eye-shaped clearing in a Danish forest. But instead of opening up the pictorial space to convey a sense of vastness and airiness, Tal R narrows the viewer’s field of vision to focus on subtle shapes and colours, as if through a peephole, with the unprinted parts of the sheets pointing to all that remains unseen.

Artist, title and year
Weather Report, 2023
Print technique
Monotype on Zerkall Bütten 450 g
94 × 67 cm (37 × 26.4 in) paper
Edition
Unique
Price
5.300 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaR 23 001-1
Artist, title and year
Weather Report, 2023
Print technique
Monotype on Zerkall Bütten 450 g
100 × 73 cm (39.4 × 28.7 in) framed
Edition
Unique
Price
5.300 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaR 23 002-1
Artist, title and year
Weather Report, 2023
Print technique
Monotype on Zerkall Bütten 450 g
94 × 67 cm (37 × 26.4 in) paper
Edition
Unique
Price
5 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaR 23 003-1
Artist, title and year
Weather Report, 2023
Print technique
Monotype on Zerkall Bütten 450 g
100 × 73 cm (39.4 × 28.7 in) framed
Edition
Unique
Price
5.300 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaR 23 004-1
Artist, title and year
Weather Report, 2023
Print technique
Monotype on Zerkall Bütten 450 g
100 × 73 cm (39.4 × 28.7 in) framed
Edition
Unique
Price
5.300 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaR 23 005-1
Artist, title and year
Weather Report, 2023
Print technique
Monotype on Zerkall Bütten 450 g
94 × 67 cm (37 × 26.4 in) paper
Edition
Unique
Price
5 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaR 23 006-1
Artist, title and year
Weather Report, 2023
Print technique
Monotype on Zerkall Bütten 450 g
100 × 73 cm (39.4 × 28.7 in) framed
Edition
Unique
Price
5.300 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaR 23 007-1
Artist, title and year
Weather Report, 2023
Print technique
Monotype on Zerkall Bütten 450 g
94 × 67 cm (37 × 26.4 in) paper
Edition
Unique
Price
5 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaR 23 008-1
Artist, title and year
Weather Report, 2023
Print technique
Monotype on Zerkall Bütten 450 g
100 × 73 cm (39.4 × 28.7 in) framed
Edition
Unique
Price
5.300 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaR 23 009-1
Artist, title and year
Weather Report, 2023
Print technique
Monotype on Zerkall Bütten 450 g
100 × 73 cm (39.4 × 28.7 in) framed
Edition
Unique
Price
5.300 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaR 23 010-1
Artist, title and year
Weather Report, 2023
Print technique
Monotype on Zerkall Bütten 450 g
94 × 67 cm (37 × 26.4 in) paper
Edition
Unique
Price
5 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaR 23 011-1
Artist, title and year
Weather Report, 2023
Print technique
Monotype on Zerkall Bütten 450 g
94 × 67 cm (37 × 26.4 in) paper
Edition
Unique
Price
5 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TaR 23 012-1
Preparing the photogravure plate for Søndergaard’s Blind Side prints

Back (Ratlos / Indomitable I–V), 2017

Trine Søndergaard’s photogravure series Blind Side are refined, serene images of what appears to be a totemic minimalist sculpture, captured from different angles. The images actually depict a bonnet stand which she discovered in the collection of the Gudhjem Museum on the island of Bornholm, Denmark. Photographed in black and white and without the usual adornment, the stand becomes a mask-like object to be contemplated in its stillness and austerity.

Søndergaard’s images are deceptively simple, offering a quiet repose for the viewer. In Blind Side Søndergaard reveals that which is normally hidden and invites the viewer to focus instead on what lies beneath the adornment. She is interested in untold stories, the hidden and unseen – and in granting these stories visibility and significance.

Artist, title and year
Blind Side I, 2023
Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
73 × 67 cm (28.7 × 26.4 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
1.350 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TrS 23 001-1
Artist, title and year
Blind Side II, 2023
Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
73 × 67 cm (28.7 × 26.4 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
1.350 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TrS 23 002-1
Artist, title and year
Blind Side III, 2023
Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
73 × 67 cm (28.7 × 26.4 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
1.350 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TrS 23 003-1
Artist, title and year
Blind Side IV, 2023
Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
73 × 67 cm (28.7 × 26.4 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
1.350 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TrS 23 004-1
Artist, title and year
Blind Side V, 2023
Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
73 × 67 cm (28.7 × 26.4 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
1.350 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: TrS 23 005-1

Monotypes, 2018

The six prints of Fiona Tan’s Technicolor Dreaming series are related to her film installation Footsteps, created for her 2022 solo exhibition at the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. Tan selected the images for the six prints by instinct; some of them are taken from the film, others from the museum’s archive. This choice of imagery connects Technicolor Dreaming to the film and, at the same time, creates an independent, self-contained project.

The images possess an ethnographical quality, capturing Dutch workers’ living conditions or strolling school children in traditional attire. They are typical images of the time, displaying life and society in the Netherlands in the early 20th century.

Technicolor Dreaming is informed by Tan’s interest in early filmmakers’ obsession with colour, when frames were hand coloured in a lengthy, elaborate process using small brushes and stencils. Unlike in printmaking, perfect registration was not possible. Likewise, in the prints, “the colours have their own life, dancing on top of the image”, as Tan herself puts it.

Artist, title and year
Technicolor Dreaming I, 2022
Print technique
Photogravure Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
53.5 × 79 cm (21.1 × 31.1 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
2.500 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: FiT 22 001-1
Artist, title and year
Technicolor Dreaming II, 2022
Print technique
Photogravure Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
53.5 × 79 cm (21.1 × 31.1 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
2.500 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: FiT 22 002-1
Artist, title and year
Technicolor Dreaming III, 2022
Print technique
Photogravure Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
53.5 × 79 cm (21.1 × 31.1 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
2.500 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: FiT 22 003-1
Artist, title and year
Technicolor Dreaming IV, 2022
Print technique
Photogravure Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
53.5 × 79 cm (21.1 × 31.1 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
2.500 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: FiT 22 004-1
Artist, title and year
Technicolor Dreaming V, 2022
Print technique
Photogravure Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
53.5 × 79 cm (21.1 × 31.1 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
2.500 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: FiT 22 005-1
Artist, title and year
Technicolor Dreaming VI, 2022
Print technique
Photogravure Spit bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
78.5 × 107.5 cm (30.9 × 42.3 in) paper
Edition
Edition of 12
Price
3.500 EUR (excl. VAT)
Registration number:
ID: FiT 22 006-1

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