Landscape I – IV

Matt Saunders has been working on a series of landscape etchings since 2015. In an allusion to Wallace Steven’s poem Six Significant Landscapes, the series will ultimately comprise six prints. 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. Saunders has spoken of these works as ‘grasping for the subconsciousness’ of the film.

 

Matt Saunders

Landscape I (Swamp), 2015

Landscape I (Swamp) depicts a scene from the classic German movie Kuhle Wampe, a 1932 German feature film about unemployment, homelessness and left wing politics in the Weimar Republic.

Print technique
Open bite Soap ground aquatint Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Dimensions
Paper size 53.5 x 62.5 cm – Plate size 39.5 x 49.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MaS 15 001-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Matt Saunders

Landscape II (Dark Forest), 2015

Landscape II and III (Dark and Bright Forest) present imagery from Menschen am Sonntag, a 1930 German silent film directed by Billy Wilder, a movie Saunders has worked with in several other print projects.

Print technique
Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Dimensions
Paper size 54 x 62.5 cm – Plate size 39.5 x 49.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MaS 15 002-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Matt Saunders

Landscape III (Bright Forest), 2015

Landscape II and III (Dark and Bright Forest) present imagery from Menschen am Sonntag, a 1930 German silent film directed by Billy Wilder, a movie Saunders has worked with in several other print projects.

Print technique
Open bite Soap ground aquatint Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Dimensions
Paper size 53.5 x 62.5 cm – Plate size 39.5 x 49.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MaS 15 003-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Matt Saunders

Landscape IV (Zen Valley), 2019

Zen Valley, the fourth etching, depicts a scene from King Hu’s 1971 film Touch of Zen.

Print technique
Open bite Soap ground aquatint Spit bite aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 53.5 x 67.5 cm – Plate size 39 x 49 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MaS 19 040-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Matt Saunders

Landscape IV (Zen Valley), 2019

Zen Valley, the fourth etching, depicts a scene from King Hu’s 1971 film Touch of Zen.

Print technique
Open bite Soap ground aquatint Spit bite aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 53.5 x 67.5 cm – Plate size 39 x 49 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MaS 19 040-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

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