Wilhelm Sasnal - Contemporary Artists

Terrorist Equipment

Terrorist Equipment The Saatchi Gallery
 

Wilhelm Sasnal

Terrorist Equipment

2000
Oil on Canvas

63 x 80 cm

Sasnal draws his subject matter from day-to-day reality. The most banal examples of still life mingle with commensurate importance to propaganda icons, advertising, and photojournalistic imagery.

An ambiguous Tuymans-like rendering of a suicide bomber’s belt/parachute/life jacket is painted with the impartiality of an instruction-manual illustration. Terrorist Equipment is dissociated from any political meaning, rendered inconsequential in the cold vernacular of documentation.
 
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