A portrait of Władysław Broniewski (1897-1962), an eminent Polish communist poet, whose biography was full of twists and turns and tragic. The painting was based on a propagandist photography from the end of the 1950's and beginning of 1960's. It depicts the poet on a backdrop of his beloved Mazovian landscape. At that time, Broniewski was at the peak of his popularity as the communist government's favorite. Also, his weakness for alcohol was being more and more visible. The painting was presented in Steadelijk Museum in Amsterdam and in Raster as a part of the "Broniewski" project.
Painting presented as a part of the "Willa Warszawa" project, held in a private house, built in the late 1940's, in the Warsaw district of Ochota. It presents an anonymous interior from that time.
Map Trap, 2004
Project planned specifically for the unique Raster space. The "Map Trap" protagonists are the school map of Poland and President G.W. Bush - the villain of international politics. The story interweaves thanks to a wall drawing made of fuse in a shape of huge letter "A" in cowboy shoes. When the fuse was lit, the flame circled the whole room and died down on the other side of the map of Poland. Separately from all this, the flammable puppet of G.W. Bush was lying deserted in twilight among old planks boards and gallery debris.
People, Stage, Police, 2000
A scene from The Stranglers concert, when strippers appeared on stage. It caused the police to intervene. The concert was stopped.
A pair of paintings combining two important themes in Sasnal works at that time: architecture of living quarters - living cells - and the idea of space conquest.
Mysterious black glasses from some obscure detective movie
Posters from the future and from the past, 2003
A project prepared for Raster Cheap Art Fair. A series of posters designed by Sasnal for his own exhibitions, which took place till 2003, as well as for projects that might happen in future. The posters were printed in a printing house Tarnospin in Tarnów - a company employing disabled workers, where the artist produced most of his prints and artistic books
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Bez tytułu, 2001
Painter's self-portrait with his wife Anka.
Bez tytułu, 2000
A series of 3 paintings depicting floor plans of different apartments and people with whom Sasnal lived in various times of his life: 32m2 - a flat in Tarnow where he lived in his early childhood, 9 m 2 - a dorm room in Krakow, which he shared with his future wife, Anka, 64m2 - an apartment in Tarnow-Moscice, where he moved with Anka, when their son Kacper was born.
Everyday life in Poland in 1999-2001, 2001