"There are no tyrannies that would not try to limit art, because they can see the power of art. Art can tell the world things that cannot be shared otherwise. It is art that conveys feelings."

 - Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine 

When Faith Moves Mountains

 © Wilhelm Sasnal. Image: M HKA
My Father's Room, 2000
Film , 62.3 x 79.3 cm
oil, canvas

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.