Martin Asbæk Gallery (DK)
Martin Asbæk Gallery was founded in 2005 by Martin Asbæk. The gallery focuses on contemporary international art by well established and emerging artists who work in a wide range of media; painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, embroidery.
The subjects of Matt Saunders work are often obscure film muses who were iconic at one time and who hold personal significance for the artist based on their fleeting, sometimes tragic celebrity. Many of the works contain a form of narrative course or themes evolving around transformation. Matt Saunders explores and re-positions the space between painting and photography. The enigmatic black-and-white works on paper were created by projecting light through a drawing or painting so that the subject is revealed on a sheet of photosensitive paper. The works are given photographic expression without the use of a camera. Saunders’ works are a painting/photography hybrid whose final form is a photographic print. His works begin with small ink on mylar sketches derived from film and television stills. These mylar sketches are then used as negatives.