Few artists have shaped the scope of contemporary art and influenced a younger generation more than Wolfgang Tillmans. Since the early 1990s, his works have epitomized a new kind of subjectivity in photography, pairing intimacy and playfulness with social critique and the persistent questioning of existing values and hierarchies. Through his seamless integration of genres, subjects, techniques, and exhibition strategies, he has expanded conventional ways of approaching the medium and his practice continues to address the fundamental question of what it means to create pictures in an increasingly image-saturated world.
Allie Biswas is a writer and editor. She was born in Scarborough, England, and studied at King’s College London and Birkbeck. She started her career in the research department at Tate. She has carried out interviews with artists including Rashid Johnson, Zanele Muholi, Antony Gormley, Maureen Gallace, Subodh Gupta, Serge Alain Nitegeka, and Zhang Enli. She is the co-editor of a forthcoming anthology of critical texts relating to the black arts movement.