Wilhelm Sasnal - Contemporary Artists

Arms Raised

Arms Raised The Saatchi Gallery
 

Wilhelm Sasnal

Arms Raised

2001
Oil on Canvas

33 x 36cm

Through rich and incongruous application techniques, Sasnal uses the paint itself to expose the paradoxical qualities of image interpretation. In Arms Raised, he subverts the documentary ‘truth’ of photography. Rendered in negative, his image of a champion becomes a hostage and heroicism is shrouded in a demonic aura. Sasnal exposes cultural triumph as conspiracy, inherently underscored with apocalyptic sensations of revulsion and fear.
 
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