Wolfgang Tillmans

* 1968

Wolfgang Tillmans is one of the most important contemporary German artists. In 2000, he was the first photographer and non-Englishman to receive the renowned Turner Prize. He became known in the 1990s for his intimate portraits of friends for magazines, as well as unadorned snapshots of London’s gay scene and club culture. Throughout his career, Tillmans has consistently developed his multi-layered photographic work. His oeuvre includes photographic portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes and abstract photographs, which he often presents in wall-filling installations. With a light touch, Tillmans establishes connections between people and nature, city and society, thus opening up ever new possibilities for interpretation.