Sadie Coles Gallery (London)
Yesterday, I ended up stranded at the Sadie Coles Gallery for a while, waiting for the weather Gods to calm down. The exhibit of these Wilhelm Sasnal paintings would have maybe in an otherwise setting made me stroll in and stroll out again quite quickly. But since I was "forced" to wait in their surroundings I got to contemplate them calmly and as the world slows down you begin to appreciate unexpected things.
"Several of the works address themes of motherhood, reworking one of the most enduring leitmotifs of art history - the mother and child... allude to the sacrificial nature of parenthood, and the way in which children absorb and reshape their parents lives: the mothers appear to have been parasitically invaded."
Sadie Coles Gallery
A bar, 2008
These two paintings are so minimal, I am questioning their intention. The chain is broken are you allowed to escape?
This painting is based on a found photograph, the distorted child continues the feeling of the parental hardship. The mother though is staring straight and strongly at us, but she looks more like a warrior than a happy caregiver. The more i look though, I also find a slight insecurity lingering.
Still life of today... Sab simplex... a digestive remedy for children on top of a laptop. Definitely not about glorifying life.
The Sun 2011
When it finally stopped thundering and the rain calmed down, I walked out with this sun in my mind, since the sun was missing outside, why not fill my head with one?