Sea Mines II
Painting, 32.2 x 30 cm.
Materials: oil, canvas
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK7343_M261).
Like in many other semi-figurative semi-abstract paintings made by Wilhelm Sasnal here it’s also almost impossible to say what this image is about from the first glimpse. The title of the painting clarifies that there are sea mines in front of the viewer. The surface where the objects are located recalls a conditional and simplified map or a globe. The shadow of the right mine reveals the presence of a wall behind them. Sasnal found these mines as seemingly outdated artefacts in a small museum on the Polish coast.
In his works, Sasnal often merges elements form the reality and some images that could have taken from subconsciousness. Nowadays the military objects which were suppressed in the imagination as faraway fears of death and loss, are becoming frighteningly real and immediate once more. History is haunting.
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