Wolfgang Tillmans | Art review | Art and design | The Observer

Nice review of Tillmans’ latest show at the Sepentine Gallery in London – and in it a nice discussion of photography:

“The way that a photograph can fail to comprehend, or convey, what was there before the lens: was it a bit of fabric or a metal surface; was it a slice of agate or some sort of ancient dust, internal to the camera itself? Tillmans sometimes seems to be getting at something rare and almost too slippery to be held, namely the moment before a fragment of reality recorded on photographic paper resolves into a definitive picture.”

Paper drop (Roma) 2007 by Wolfgang Tillmans. Courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London

Wolfgang Tillmans | Art review | Art and design | The Observer.

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