neala broderick

WOLFGANG TILLMANS

neala broderick
WOLFGANG TILLMANS

Wolfgang Tillmans

"It's very real, the narrow line between a night danced away and the potential of death around the corner."

Today we're feeling inspired by the work of Wolfgang Tillmans, specifically his still-lifes. Tillman's work has grown and changed over the past 20 years or so. In the mid 90's, you'd find his work primarily centered around youth culture, exuding the true spirit of that era, along with self image and style that countered the high fashion we often saw in commercial work.

In the early 2000's, Benjamin Paul composed a catalogue (Wolfgang Tillmans- Still life) of, you guessed it, his still-lifes. They are often messy and untouched, feeling unstaged. They feel extremely personal, like you walked into someones home uninvited. Probably the sight right before someone says, "hold on, let me clean up real quick". Sometimes it can be hard to tell if something is carefully, artfully arranged or tossed together and just about to be thrown into the trash. It reminds you of that fine line, and makes you reimagine the seemingly messy sights you come across each day. 

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