Artland’s Daily Art Pick

Every day collectors at Artland share variety of artworks from around the world, both from their personal collections as well as pieces they’ve seen in a recent gallery opening or got inspired by on the web.

In this feature, we will be presenting you with the highlight of the day, the most interesting, inspiring or moving piece of art posted in the app in the last days together with name of the collector who shared it.

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The work “Paul, New York” from 1994 is the artist‘s biggest C-print format with a size of 145 x 211 cm. In this work, Paul is shown leaning against a concrete railing looking at the nighttime New York skyline, which seems to be tinted in a warm red tone. Tillmans lived in the American metropolis from 1994-1995 and used it as the base of many of his works.

(text via sammlung-zimmermann)

Title | Paul, New York, 1994

Media | Photography

Dimensions | 145 x 211 cm

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Based in Berlin and London, the German artist Wolfgang Tillmans (born 1968) is currently considered one of the world’s most influential photo artists. He started to take photographs during his teen years and in the early 1990’s worked for youth and lifestyle magazines such as Spex and The Face. In 1992, Tillmans had his breakthrough with the documentation of the Berlin Love Parade for the British lifestyle magazine i-D.

Within the artist‘s universe, reality is fragmented in a multitude of images which all integrate into a multi-layered formal and textual reference system. The subjects themselves nevertheless are extremely diverse: ranging from photo-scenes from the techno scene, pornographic images, still lifes, landscape photographs, to colour abstractions. His works include snapshot-like photographs, which capture a brief moment as well as carefully staged images and works, which entirely originated in the dark room. Tillmans‘ continuous questioning and further developing of the medium of photography turned him into one of the most influential cause variables in the history of photography.

(text via sammlung-zimmermann)

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