Wolfgang Tillmans Vue d'en haut

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Edited by: Dr. Zdenek Felix Texts by: Giorgio Verzotti u.a. Contributions: Nathan Kernan mit dem Künstler French Januar 2002, 204 Pages, 126 Ills. Softcover 297mm x 244mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1085-5

In 2000 Wolfgang Tillmans received the Turner Prize, Britain's most prestigious contemporary art award. The continual presence of the thirty-three-year-old London resident in exhibitions and the media does not, however, date merely from that year. Tillmans's new abstract pictures bear witness to the fact that he is much more than simply a chronicler of his own age. This publication presents the first overview of these works, landscapes and cityscapes that have been reworked by using unsettling light effects. It also includes Tillmans's Blushes and Mental Pictures, seemingly fragile compositions that he created without negatives, simply by exposing the photographic paper to light. These recent works shed considerable light on Tillmans's figurative photographs - his images of drapery, the still lifes, the Eclipse and Concorde series - in which the abstract quality of his motifs and compositions had already begun to take centre stage. Most of the images reproduced in the present volume - in particular the photographs and inkjet prints of the past four years - mark a new phase in the artist's work, whose latest developments he discusses in a riveting interview. (German edition available ISBN 3-7757-1083-3; English edition available ISBN 3-7757-1084-1) The photographer: Wolfgang Tillmans, born 1968 in Remscheid. 1990-1992 Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design. Since 1997 co-editor of the journal Spex. 1998 appointed Visiting Professor at the Fachbereich Freie Kunst, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg. 2000 Turner Prize. Lives and works in London.