Wolfgang Tillmans(1968-), Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Born in Remscheid, Germany, Tillmans attended Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design (1990-92) before moving to London. Here he worked as a fashion photographer for magazines such as The Face and i-D, developing his 'snapshot' aesthetic inspired by rave culture. From the outset he ignored the separation of art in galleries from other published images. He published his books Concorde (1997) and Soldiers (1998), edited The Big Issue and in 2000 became the first photographer and non-British artist to win the Turner Prize. His many solo exhibitions include those at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2006) and Tate, London (2003 and 2017). A monograph was published by Phaidon to coincide with that of 2003.