Wolfgang Tillmans

Initially known for his sometimes random and sometimes staged portraits of friends and young people, specifically in club scene, Tilmans has gone on to expand his oeuvre of work and became the first  non-English artist to be awarded the Turner Prize (2000). Tilman’s body of work is highly varied, both in terms of the experimental aspect of photography practice and presentation and in the variety of media he has worked with. His work is often highly abstracted and uses techniques such as photocopying, combining with other media and chemical manipulation in the darkroom to create his works, which are often shown as parts of larger installations. His significant body of work includes the Concorde Grid, multiple series of abstractions, the installation Truth Study Centre and series involving photocopiers, such as the Approachi series.