Wilhelm Sasnal (born 1972 in Tarnów, PL) is a Polish painter and filmmaker, currently living and working in Kraków. He is influenced by a variety of artistic traditions including pop art, photorealism, cubism, abstraction, minimalism, and even, comic strips. The main themes of the artist's works are everyday life, contemporary culture, and the mass media. Not one to shy away from controversy he frequently draws upon politically and… Read more
About the artwork
This work was originally created as part of a specially commissioned group show inspired by Willem de Kooning's Door Cycle paintings of the 60s. For the Door Cycle, 2007 19 celebrated artists were invited to create an original work, using prefabricated hollow-core doors. Other works in the group included Anish Kapoor's Reverse Peverse and Paul Morrison's Hilum. Sasnal's contribution, Untitled, is comprised of a glossy black screen print of a serpent hanging from a cord, on a white painted wooden door panel. In typical Sasnal style, the image is minimal and desolate.