Wilhelm Sasnal solo exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery

Over 60 of paintings from the last 10 years

Wilhelm Sasnal. Bathers at Asnieres. 2010. Oil on canvas. ? the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

14 October 2011 - 1 January 2012,
Whitechapel Gallery,
77-82 Whitechapel High Street,
London E1 7QX,


The first major UK exhibition of Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal features over 60 of his paintings from the last 10 years. Anything can become the subject for Sasnal's paintings: from portraits of his family and friends to the inside of his eye lid; from photographs taken on his world travels to images from the troubling chapters in the history of Poland including World War II and the Holocaust.

His style fuses atmospheric Romanticism with cool Realism and ironic Pop as he overrides traditional distinctions between abstract and figurative art. Alongside the paintings, the Gallery presents a selection of Sasnal's films. Wilhelm Sasnal lives and works in Kraków, Poland.

Supported by the Polish Cultural Institute in London and Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw. Part of Cultural Celebrations of Polish Presidency of the EU Council July-December 2011.

For more information about the exhibition please visit: www.whitechapelgallery.org

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