Installation Views

This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Wilhelm Sasnal in 2010 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Wilhelm Sasnal in 2010 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Wilhelm Sasnal in 2010 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Wilhelm Sasnal in 2010 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Wilhelm Sasnal in 2010 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Wilhelm Sasnal in 2010 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Wilhelm Sasnal in 2010 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Wilhelm Sasnal in 2010 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Wilhelm Sasnal in 2010 at Anton Kern Gallery.

Works

This is a painting titled Untitled by artist Wilhelm Sasnal made in 2010. The materials are oil on canvas, and the dimensions are 78.75 inches by 86.75 inches.This is a painting titled Untitled (Anka) by artist Wilhelm Sasnal made in 2010. The materials are oil on canvas, and the dimensions are 27.5 inches by 35.5 inches.This is a painting titled Untitled (Kacper) by artist Wilhelm Sasnal made in 2009. The materials are oil on canvas, and the dimensions are 47.25 inches by 63 inches.This is a painting titled Untitled by artist Wilhelm Sasnal made in 2009. The materials are oil on canvas, and the dimensions are 15.75 inches by 19.75 inches.This is a painting titled Untitled (Witek) by artist Wilhelm Sasnal made in 2009. The materials are oil on canvas, and the dimensions are 47.25 inches by 63 inches.This is a painting titled Untitled (Scooter) by artist Wilhelm Sasnal made in 2009. The materials are oil on canvas, and the dimensions are 47.25 inches by 63 inches.This is a painting titled Skeleton of Water. by artist Wilhelm Sasnal made in 2008. The materials are oil on canvas, and the dimensions are 63 inches by 78.75 inches.This is a painting titled A Gynecologist by artist Wilhelm Sasnal made in 2007. The materials are oil on canvas, and the dimensions are 15.75 inches by 19.75 inches.This is a painting titled A Stroboscope by artist Wilhelm Sasnal made in 2007. The materials are oil on canvas, and the dimensions are 78.75 inches by 78.75 inches.This is a painting titled Sand by artist Wilhelm Sasnal made in 2007. The materials are oil on canvas, and the dimensions are 39.5 inches by 47.25 inches.

Press Release

Wilhelm Sasnal
April 8 –
May 15, 2010

March 25, 2010—For his fourth solo exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal has selected a group of paintings organized around topics of personal contemporary life. This selection includes not only pictures of his friends and family but also views of the sea and sky. Parallel to his expanding practice and recognition as a filmmaker, Sasnal continues to engage the viewer with painted images of stillness, privacy, and solitude.

 

Images of his wife, his son, friends and a startling gynecologist complement views of the night sky, the vast ocean, painted in broad uninterrupted fields of color generously spread across the canvas. The figures are standing still, looking intently at the scene before them, an industrial landscape here, a large pool of teal-blue water there. Or they recline, under a tree, on the beach, in bed. But these are not moments of leisure, but rather of contemplation and thoughtfulness, of hushed conversations, of silence or dreamlike muteness. As in the painting of a boy calling out to the viewer who – standing at he painterʼs vantage point, namely far out in the ocean - is unable to hear his voice. His voicelessness dominates the painting in the form of a large biomorphic white shape that seems to trigger modernist memories in the viewer. Sasnal employs a large range of pictorial alternatives extending from methods used in

 

Sasnal employs a large range of pictorial alternatives extending from methods used in illustrative commercial art to complete abstraction. Every picture is a singular event, which applies not only to his chosen motifs but also to his pictorial mode. These works are private and almost intimate, their strength lying in the slowness of the moment, the halting of the present, their ability to slow down contemporary life to the point of stimulating metaphorical meaning and universal memories of intimate feelings and modern life.

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