(born in 1972 in Tarnów, Poland) belongs to the first generation of artists to have debuted after 1989. He creates paintings, drawings, films, and comic books. For a long time, he remained an (unusual) Polish ‘painter beyond competition,’ as he himself said, ‘driven to work by bad emotions.’ Sasnal attracted attention, provoking discussions from Warsaw through Basel or London to New York. A local-global painter – as the Dziennik magazine labelled him. In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious van Gogh Prize.