Wilhelm Sasnal

Soldiers

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Soldiers
Wilhelm Sasnal
Soldiers
2000
Oil on canvas
175 x 175 cm
Sasnal’s soldiers are reduced to a kitsch logo: war, oppression, and authority are reconstituted as youth culture communismo-chic. Rendered as pure pop, Soldiers wittingly adopts an amoral capitalist ethic, where authoritarianism and violence are reconstituted as retro cool. Sasnal’s paintings don’t celebrate freedom, but rather a shift in media-dictated conformity.

     
 


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