Wilhelm Sasnal (born 1972) is a graduate of the Painting Faculty at the Fine Arts Academy in Cracow. Co-founder of the Ładnie Group, one of the most important contemporary artists from Poland.
He takes photographs, creates comic books and drawings, but it is painting and film that mark two courses of his most significant work. These two fields coexist in his oeuvre, which is a concise but multilayered response to the world of images that surround us: from recurring phantoms of war traumas, through pop culture imagery to intimate scenes from everyday life.
In 2006, the “Flash Art” magazine put him on top of its rank of 100 most relevant contemporary artists. In the same year, he was given The Vincent Award and his painting “Airplanes” was sold during an auction at Christie’s New York for US$ 396,000, which made him the most expensive Polish painter of the young generation.
His works are located in the most prestigious collections worldwide, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Modern in London, Museum fur Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw.