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MATTHEW SAINDON

MATTHEW SAINDON

Artist Work

holi
2010
photograph
24 x 36
lost in translation: Love
2009
photograph
24 x 36
Into the ether
2012
photograph
22 x 22
disorienting dilemmas
2011
photograph
24 x 36
disorienting dilemmas
2011
photograph
24 x 36
lost in translation: Awareness
2009
photograph
24 x 36

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My process is guided by the realization of unperceived usefulness, observing objects without regard to the limits of their purpose. Rather than employing traditional camera lenses, my photographs are achieved by modifying found objects and mounting them to the camera. The objects themselves present a willful interpretation of the subject, uncomplicated by the consideration of focus, depth of field, or direction. The work assumes the homogeneity of the manufactured camera lens as suggestive of ordered thought operating within the confines of restrictive social constructs. The utilization of found objects serves as a metaphor for the individual, unencumbered by the contrition of a mass consciousness. The variable acuity, translucence, and angles of refraction mimic the natural drive to maintain selfdom in a culture which requires relative uniformity. As such the work seeks to bring attention to the predilection of the individual to coalesce within a rigid paradigm.

Artist Bio

Matthew Saindon is a photographic artist, living and working in Baltimore. He strives to produce images which invoke his curiosities surrounding perception, working tirelessly to acquire "true sight" the art of seeing without definition.