Do you have any words of help or advice for any aspiring artists/photographers out there?
Wolfgang Tillmans: “Yes, always take yourself seriously… it’s not the same as being pompous, or overly self-assured, but it is important to understand that the small little ideas that creep up in your mind, often contain the germ of a much larger project. All great art wasn’t born as great art. It was first needed to be recognised by the artist him/herself. Through his or her belief in it, it became true. The other advice is, to always spend a lot of time closely observing things, studying the surface of the world as that is always the visual point of departure.” - Wolfgang Tillmans, Turner Prize Chat Transcript (2000)
Wolfgang Tillmans was announced as the winner of The Turner Prize 2000. He took part in an online webchat on 1st December 2000 at the Channel 4 website.