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Wolfgang Tillmans | the artist



The artist Wolfgang Tillmans
Born 1968, Remscheid, Germany.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Photography, Turner Prize, Photography - Documentary,


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From the moment of his first exhibition in 1988, at the age of twenty, Tillmans has been recognized as an artist of precocious talent. Conscripting magazines such as i-D, Interview, and Index as his exhibition space, he published provocative pictures of youth culture's rituals, self-image, and style that looked nothing like high fashion...

I trust that, if I study something carefully enough, a greater essence or truth might be revealed without having a prescribed meaning. I’ve trusted in this approach from the start, and I have to find that trust again and again when I make pictures. Really looking and observing is hard, and you can’t do it by following a formula. What connects all my work is finding the right balance between intention and chance, doing as much as I can and knowing when to let go, allowing fluidity and avoiding anything being forced...

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2010

La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2009

Still Life in New York