Wilhelm SasnalBORN 1972, Tarnów
Sasnal’s work is inspired by photographs – his own or sourced from the press – as well as the internet, TV, street life, history, music, or the physiology of vision. He also creates drawings and cartoons, usually of autobiographic nature, makes short films in 8 mm and 16 mm formats, mostly poetic, non-narrational pictures in which music plays an important role. His paintings are in prestigious private and public collections, such as the MOMA, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Tate Modern, London, and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Sasnal is the winner of the Vincent van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art in Europe 2006. He first studied architecture at the Cracow University of Technology, then painting at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. He graduated in 1999 in the studio of Prof. Leszek Misiak. He is a co-founder of the art collective Grupa Ładnie.