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The Dark and Brooding Art of Wilhelm Sasnal

The art world certainly has their favourites and it's easy to see why Wilhelm Sasnal is one of them. Characterized by somber imagery slowly waiting for an impending doom, his work easily conjures up scenes from Don DeLillo's White Noise. As if the waiting game is bad enough Sasnal leaves us lingering in a static state of the unknown. But where there is mystery lurking beneath the surface there is usually great art and here it is almost overreaching. Perhaps that is why Sasnal has achieved such quick success so early on in his career. Whether the end result is gloomy or just plain sinister you decide.

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Murzynek Bambo, 2014 Sadie Coles

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Untitled  (records), 2003 Sadie Coles
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Untitled (Chicago), 2003 Sadie Coles
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Grass, 2003 Sadie Coles
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D. Johnston, 2007 Anton Kern Gallery
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Untitled, 2007 Sadie Coles
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Girl Smoking (Peaches), 2001 Saatchi Gallery
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Untitled, 2009
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Forest, 2003 Hauser & Wirth
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Untitled, 2003
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Shoah (Translator), 2003
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Hardship, Anton Kern Gallery
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Lumiere Brothers, 2006 Hauser & Wirth
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Untitled, 2009, Anton Kern Gallery
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Solar Panels I, 2014 Sadie Coles
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Jews (after Degas), 2014 Sadie Coles

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