Juergen Teller

°1964, Erlangen (DE) - lives and works in London (UK)

Juergen Teller is a prominent photographer who has successfully navigated both the fine art and commercial world since beginning his career in the late 1980s. Teller does not distinguish between his commercial and non-commercial work, treating all of his subjects—family members, celebrities, and himself—with a uniform style of grit and raw emotion that has become his iconic and instantly recognizable aesthetic. Although he often parodies fashion photography, he is very much a participant in it, promoting the industry even as he criticizes it. Teller subjects his models to unflattering angles, uses a bright, harsh flash, and never retouches his photographs, exposing the myth of idealized beauty that airbrushed fashion images offer. Teller’s work is characterized by spontaneity and genuineness that he believes better evoke authentic desire in comparison to the artificial sensuality often found in commercial photography. Some of the prominent figures Teller has photographed include William Eggleston, Cindy Sherman, Kristen McMenamy, Kate Moss, Vivienne Westwood, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West.


(courtesy of Lehmann Maupin)



Juergen Teller
Juergen Teller – Self-portrait wearing Balenciaga sneakers, London, 2018

Juergen Teller has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Le Consortium, Dijon; ICA, London; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; and Fondation Cartier, Paris. His work has been shown in several group exhibitions at venues such as Tate Modern, London; MoMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam. In 2007, Teller participated in the 52nd Venice Biennale.

Teller’s work is included in numerous collections around the world, including the International Center for Photography, New York; the Pinchuk Collection, Kiev; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, among others.

Juergen Teller is represented by the following galleries;
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Lehmann Maupin, New York / Hong Kong

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris

works by Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller - Swimming, Glemmingebro, Sweden 2015 - 2015/2017

Juergen Teller

Swimming, Glemmingebro, Sweden 2015

Juergen Teller - Wildschweinmutter, Kolkata, India 2014 - 2014

Juergen Teller

Wildschweinmutter, Kolkata, India 2014

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