Oil on canvas

100.5 x 101 x 2 cm

In the bluish harmony of a quadrangular composition, two women with bright white outfits and headdresses are busy labelling jars. They tend to blend into the neutral pale grey background.

The action in Factory is easily recognisable despite the lack of figurative details and other anecdotal elements. However, Wilhelm Sasnal says the narrative dimension is just a pretext for spreading paint on a canvas. Using photographs taken from films, the press or the Internet, he constantly pushes their figurative meaning into the background to create stylised original motifs. A limited palette, flat surfaces and an emphasis on linear structures transform the image and aspire to abstraction.

Sasnal's Factory was shown for the first time by the Pinault Collection during the 2009 show "Mapping the Studio" at the Palazzo Grassi.