Juergen Teller was born in 1964 in Erlangen, Germany, and lives and works in London. He studied photography in Munich. Ever since the start of his career in the late 1980s, Teller has moved seamlessly between the world of art and the world of fashion photography. He makes no distinction between paid commissions and his own work, photographing all his subjects – members of his family, celebrities and himself – in the same natural and spontaneous manner, that of a highly sophisticated snapshot. His aesthetic seeks to underline the “imperfect beauty” of things. He shoots from unflattering and surprising angles and never retouches the results. For the past few years Juergen Teller has regularly produced self-portraits which border on the grotesque.
Previous exhibitions (selection)
Enjoy Your Life!, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (Germany)
Kanye, Juergen & Kim, Phillips, London (United Kingdom)
I am Fifty, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris (France)
Woo!, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (United Kingdom)