Wolfgang Tillmans: Still Life @ Tate Liverpool (2013)
I really liked these photos and I think they might be relevant for the upcoming still life project. To me they represent contemporary still life and again they provide a narrative of objects in a person’s day-to-day experience. I felt that these still life works contrasted from ‘normal’ still life in a way I found difficult to identify. Possibly they felt less ‘composed’ and included everyday objects presented in an everyday, nonchalant type of way. They felt like still life as log of daily activity. I liked the colour combinations – the white rose, peach coloured grape fruit and raspberries and darker fruits, and the orange in the second photo. I like the angle which the photos are taken – head on, which is very direct.
The piece reminded me that all the objects around me represent possible compositions, and that there can be beauty or aesthetic value in the most mundane objects around. I am really excited about Wolfgang Tillmans’ work, I am glad I visited the Tate and found out about him.