Published by Whitechapel Gallery. Text by Ulrich Wilmes. Interview by Achim Borchardt-Hume.
Mixing art historical references with images taken from the internet, the paintings of Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal (born 1972) borrow liberally from the image glut around us, appropriating anything from icons of popular culture such as Roy Orbison to paintings of the past such as Georges Seuratís ďBathers at AsniŤresĒ--from the lonesome cowboys in a Steven Spielberg film to the photographs of Enrique Metinides. In an era flooded by photographic images, Sasnalís work attests to the continuous spellbinding power of painting to cohere and recode visual data. This volume, published for a major show at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, surveys Sasnalís paintings of the past ten years. It opens with recent works referencing world events and the artistís extensive travels before returning to Pop-inspired work from the 1990s and reflections on the troubled history of his native Poland.
Published by Veenman Publishers. Artwork by Wilhelm Sasnal.
Is Wilhelm Sasnal (born in 1972 in Poland) the best painter to emerge in the twenty-first century? This small volume presents highlights from his early career along with several extraordinary new canvases and a series of 16mm films and video work from the artist's recent travels in the U.S. and Brazil.
PUBLISHER VEENMAN PUBLISHERS
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 8 in. / 56 pgs / 32 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 8/15/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2006 p. 126
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9789086900046TRADE LIST PRICE: $20.00 CDN $25.00
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STATUS: Out of print | 5/1/2009
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Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers. Essays by Ulrich Loock, Carina Plath and Beatrix Ruf.
The art of young polish painter Wilhelm Sasnal offers an entirely new and unfamiliar perspective on the meaning of images of day-to-day reality. In them, Sasnal's own existential fears and concerns about Polish society mix with sources such as Rodchenko, Art Spiegelmann's comic MAUs, and concert photographs of Sonic Youth.