Sunday, December 21, 2008


In library today (artist research).
There is no such thing as coincidence, everything happens for a reason !
Whilst researching the artist/film maker, David Lynch on Wilson web, there was a reference to the film Blue velvet. It transpires that ex student (and visiting artist ) Emmet kierans, had done his thesis on the psychological aspects on the film blue velvet ! It is a small world !
A while back we had a seminar with Aine, head of third year painting. I can't remember exactly what the seminar entailed, however, one of the artists she mentioned was William sasnel. I remembered his name obviously because I was impressed by his work, so, I Wilson webbed him but there was nothing there (that happens when there is nothing about he artist written anywhere) so thought nothing of it. Later, whilst googling something or other , William sasnel came back into my mind, "did you mean Wilhelm Sasnal"? google asked me, and hey presto there he was! and what an artist ! I have a new favourite artist, and his name is Wilhelm sasnal, he is brilliant, not too dissimilar in style to Luc Tymans, Marlene Dumas, etc. His 'haunting' portraits are exactly the kind of thing I have been looking for,I will use aspects of his work for my own practice.

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