Wilhelm Sasnal At Whitechapel Gallery

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Wilhelm Sasnal At Whitechapel Gallery

Postby jasperjoffe » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:46 pm

"In a visual culture flooded by photographic images, Sasnal’s work attests to the continuous spellbinding power of painting. "

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/wilhelm-sasnal

In the wall text we are told he choose which photos he paints from carefully. That's a relief.
He is a hyped German-style Polish painter, a few gestures, an unfinished bit, a little photorealism, and wow you have a profound mediation on history, images, paintng etc. Not really very good. Influential on a lot of MA students who like paintings that look like they are not trying too hard.
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Re: Wilhelm Sasnal At Whitechapel Gallery

Postby CAP » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:08 am

Yeah, what we used to call Cazh (short for 'casual').

And there used to be a good slice of Tuymans in the earlier stuff as well. Photos dissed, a little too artfully. If this be painting, pass me that fire axe Eugene. :lol:


Sassy is cute but decorative, like you say, inspiration for the MA classes: all dressed-up with nowhere to go.
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