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TILLMANS, Wolfgang

2013-TILLMANS-portraitBorn in 1968 in Germany.

Lives and works in Berlin and London.

Wolfgang Tillmans is one of the leading artists of his generation. After studying in Britain, he entered the public eye with photographs that are considered trendsetting for the young generation of the 1990s and raised questions about subcultures and sexual identities. Since then, Tillmans redefined the very medium of photography as an artform. Ranging from intimate portraits, still lives and landscapes to vast abstract works, Tillmans demonstrates a simultaneous understanding of the emotional relationship between the photographer and his subject and the objectivity of the photographic process. In 2000, he was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize.

Wolfgang Tillmans presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2013: Neue Welt at the Atelier de Chaudronnerie.

Portrait of Wolfgang Tillmans : Carmen Brunner.