Wilhelm Sasnal - Contemporary Artists

Landscape

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Wilhelm Sasnal

Landscape

2001
Oil on Canvas

36 x 40cm

In Landscape, a row of Eastern European houses is half obliterated by a smoke bomb. In an image reminiscent of news clippings, Sasnal impersonalises the violence until it becomes nothing more than a perfect cloud. Dehumanised to the point of abstraction, Sasnal reduces horror to a mere formalist problem: a structural composition of terror; a self-absorbed contemplation of the sublime.
 
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