Even as we pass through it, a landscape is already in the process of being remembered and reinvented. Landscape is both an idea and an experience in which we are creatively involved. It is a medium translated by each individual into a series of codes, fragmentary images, associations and metaphors. My recent paintings primarily employ the use of the cloud symbol as a depiction of being/event. These aggregate forms unfold over stripped down fields or planes, revealing as they conceal. I’m looking for the momentary, an evocation of vastness and privation that speaks to the curious interaction between a symbol created in the past and the contemporary viewer.
Christopher Saunders currently has a studio practice in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University with a minor in art history. The artist received his MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Christopher is a previous recipient of the Graduate Fellowship Award for Drawing from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.