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.
Solo show, Art Signe, Munich
Art Rooms, Melia White House, London
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
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
University of Brighton, Woven Textile Design and Business Studies, First Class Honours.