Wilhelm Sasnal

Arms Raised

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Arms Raised
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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