My Father's Room

Wilhelm Sasnal


Film, 62.3 x 79.3 cm.
Materials: oil, canvas

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK007344).

My Father’s Room, 2002 is a painting between figuration and abstraction made by Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal. Watching through the brushstrokes, which are vividly and obviously deliberately made to be seen, one sees the gradients of grey surface that may slightly evoke the convex surface of an old TV screen. But it is not, this is Sasnal's father’s room, viewed from above, as a ground-plan, and it stays disturbingly empty, giving space to the viewer’s imagination to surmise what’s inside it. A life, the life of Sasnal’s grandfather, within its limits.

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