Wolfgang Tillmans

Born 1968
Hometown Remscheid, Germany
Lives and Works Berlin, Germany and London, England
Education
Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, Bournemouth, England, 1992

Wolfgang Tillmans Gallery Art

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

In his diverse body of work, comprising virtually every mode of photography, including documentary, landscape, portraiture, abstraction, black-and-white, and color, Wolfgang Tillmans explores the functions and possibilities of the medium. Tillmans often exhibits his work in matrices of photographs and abstractions, some hung low or high, alone or in groups, at various intervals, so that they can be appreciated in uncommon or unlikely juxtapositions. A work like the 2000 photograph I Don’t Want to Get Over You perhaps best captures much of his artistic output: Tillmans manipulated a brilliantly lit snapshot of clouds over the sea, with the sun barely breaking through, and the resulting picture is streaked with verdant green ribbons of abstract color, adding a painterly qualities to a technical image.


Tillmans was the first photographer and the first non-English artist to win the prestigious Turner Prize, in 2000. His work has been the subject of several major museum exhibitions around the world, at institutions such as the Tate, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and MoMA PS1.

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