Wolfgang Tillmans

20.03.2014 | Art , Culture | BY:

For those who are yet to discover Wolfgang Tillmans, this coming May proves to be the perfect time to explore the world through the lens of the German fine-art photographer. The turner prize winner, most renowned for capturing contemporary landscapes, club scenes and astronomical phenomena is set to publish Wolfgang Tillmans the artist’s first complete record of work across his twenty-five year career. Published by Phaidon Press, the updated and expanded publication will present the German photographer’s latest projects over the last ten years alongside an essay by New Museum curator Joanna Burton and an interview with Stuart Comer, the chief curator of media and performance at the MoMA. What’s more, Wolfgang Tillmans will also feature new writings by the artist himself across the 240-page hardback edition.

Tillmans is mot renowned for his observation and exploration of the world through photography, stating “I take pictures, in order to see the world.”

Dividing his time between London, Berlin, New York and Frankfurt, Tillmans is praised on an international scale, showcasing his work at the Serpentine Gallery and Tate Britain in London to appearing in i-D, Interview and Spex Magazine. For a rather short lengthened career thus far, Tillmans has achieved incredible recognition for his photography, going on to be the first photographer to win the Tate annual Turner Prize in 2000 and if that isn’t enough, Between Bridges, Tillmans non-profit exhibition space in Berlin, re-opened this January and has so far featured works by Patrick Caulfield and Jochen Klein.

Wolfgang Tillmans is undoubtedly one of the most influential artists of his generation and Wolfgang Tillmans is set to be an unforgettable milestone in his career. Pre-order at uk.phaidon.com


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