Saskia Saunders creates work which is a calm pause, a moment of contemplation in our busy world.

Primarily working with domestic, everyday materials such as parchment paper, string and household linens. These humble materials are sensitively woven, wrapped and manipulated, as she experiments in ways to seek light and space within her work.

Inspired by her travels in Japan, Saunders explores the concepts of Ma (間), negative space, and Wabi-sabi (侘寂), embracing transience and imperfections.

These guide her to making tactile work, seeking simplicity, focus and space to breathe.


Saunders' work is pared back and minimalist,

allowing the viewer to focus on texture and detail.

 

 

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2019

Solo show, Art Signe, Munich

Art Rooms, Melia White House, London

 

2018

Group shows

Mother House Fundraising Auction, Mother House Studios,        London

Art Signé Auction, Art Signé, Munich

Affordable Art Fair, Thought Foundation, Newcastle

Forms Assembled in the Light, KPP Prize for Art, Architecture     and Design, Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds

Artweeks, Jam Factory, Oxford

Origami, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Lincolnshire

 

Publications

M.A.M.A. Issue No.29, www.procreateproject.com

2017

Et Tu, Arte Brute, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

Leftovers, Procreate Project, London 

A Sense of Place, Oxo Gallery, London

Evolve, Artist Residency in Motherhood, Buckinghamshire 

 

EDUCATION

University of Brighton, Woven Textile Design and Business Studies, First Class Honours.  

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Untitled, Latex yarn and metal bracelet, 2017