Monday, March 31, 2008

Wolfgang Tillmans "Lighter" at the Hamburger Bahnof, Berlin

I'd seen some Tillmans as part of my course at Bath Univerity a year or two ago and his work remained of interest. So when the opportunity came up to see a full-on retrospective in Berlin, I jumped at the chance.

First though, a few words about the Hamburger Bahnof. Formerly the terminus for the Berlin-Hamburg railway and close to Berlin's cavernous, new central station, it has been converted into an amazing space for art with a light, airy main hall, free coat check and the obligatory busy cafe serving all manner of culinary delights. Not as impressive a building as the Tate Modern perhaps, but definitely calmer and more civilised.

So to the exhibtion.

It made me smile.

Such a wide variety of works were on display in a surprisingly higgledy-piggledy manner, yet all conistent with the man himself: from simple canvases of colour, through his signature group sweaty nighclub shots to a fascination with windows.

By the end of four rooms of his work though, I was saturated with colour, and generally art-ed out, which I guess is a good thing!

Highly recommended.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Brighton beach

Originally uploaded by davehodg
Lovely sunny day out to Brighton with Joana, but BOY was it cold!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The definition of "poverty"

Should be: "anyone without a Mac running OS X"