Wolfgang Tillmans

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'Alyscamps IV', 2013

© Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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Central Nervous System exhibition view

© Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

 

 

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'Central Nervous System', 2013

© Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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Central Nervous System exhibition view

© Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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'Karl smoking', 2013

© Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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'Alyscamps II', 2013

© Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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'Karl, hand on shoulder, Sao Paulo', 2012

© Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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'Lap, b', 2012

© Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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'Leonardo', 2013

© Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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'Outer Ear', 2012

© Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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In his latest exhibition, the Turner Prize-winning German photographic artist captures a series of images of a single subject. It's an unsettlingly personal journey that you're invited on and a new step for the artist.

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Curated London

Wolfgang has a friend. Karl. Karl is the subject of every one of the thirty or so photos on display in this show. Sometimes it’s Karl’s ear. Sometimes it’s his ankle. There’s an armpit and a bellybutton. Some photos show all of Karl, enjoying a beer or just hanging out. Karl takes a lot of trains. Turner Prize-winning German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans is an undoubtedly talented and accomplished artist. He has used this collection of images to develop ultra-high quality inkjet printing, so each image is reproduced to a breathtakingly high standard. Individual hairs, pores and even capillaries are pin sharp. Unfortunately the content is so tedious that one can’t help but wonder if it was worth it. For more of the latest art reviews, check out www.curatedlondon.co.uk | @CuratedLondon