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Art & Nature Series: Wilhelm Sasnal

Wilhelm Sasnal
Untitled (2010)

The artist, filmmaker, photographer, and illustrator Wilhelm Sasnal creates graphic and atmospheric paintings culminating inspiration from daily life, media, and art history. The subdued nature of his work is heavily influenced by gothic imagery from the visual culture of the music he grew up on. The artist became tired of the pretentiousness of academic art and wanted to work as the almost outdated artist, as ‘creator’ ridding himself of the constraints of artistic movements.

“For me, reality is a jigsaw puzzle that’s being put together, but we only see parts—knees, say — and it’s permanently changing. I don’t know where history ends and where the present moment begins. It’s like liquid, or sometimes like mud.”


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