Lining the 20 kilometre path of the De Stijl Cycle Route in central Netherlands are ten new sculptures from Boris Tellegen aka Delta. Commissioned to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the Neoplasticism artistic movement, the unique columns measuring 55 cm on each side and rising more than 6.5 metres in height from the Dutch artist is a modern response to and echoes the de Stijl ethos. Running from the home towns of Gerrit Rietveld (Utrecht) and Piet Mondrian (Amersfoort), the path also takes you past many monuments […]
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With the focus of the Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse this year on graffiti, artists Craig Costello, Futura, Mist, Tilt, and Boris Tellegen were asked to create installations at the Musee des Abattoirs in an exhibition entitled EPOXY. For his part, Tellegen (otherwise known as DELTA), contributed a sculpture, small painting and associated wall mural for the event. The highlight of course was the robot like sculpture, created in the architecturally-informed abstract style the Dutch artist perfected on the streets of Amsterdam. Discuss Boris “Delta” Tellegen here.
The abstractions of Boris Tellegen, or DELTA from his graffiti days, have always had an architectural feel to it, especially those that he has taken in a sculptural direction. This can be perhaps attributed to the Dutch artist’s industrial design engineering background and in fact, he has taken on projects before that have utilized his aesthetic to create something concrete in the form of real world structures. On that note, this latest venture sees him teaming up with Maurer United Architects to design a bed and breakfast pavilion in cooperation for Lucy […]
Presently at Backslash in Paris (through March 28th) is a show entitled Current from Boris “Delta” Tellegen. The Dutch artist’s second exhibition with the gallery features a collection of work inspired by the movement and unbroken activity the current, whether it be electrical in nature or in the ocean. The geometrical and architecturally inclined pieces on display range from large assemblages to smaller pieces on paper, a good cross section of work from the artist whose roots lie in graffiti. Take a look at more photos from the show […]
886 Geary Gallery hosts a stellar line up of contemporary artists that have transitioned from graffiti artists into highly regarded fine artists, without compromising their heritage, tonight in the form of the Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition. The first in a planned series of exhibitions across the globe celebrating the success of an art blog that been the catalyst in fostering a genuine movement, this exhibition in San Francisco is curated by Graffuturism founder Poesia; who brings together a global selection of artists that have established […]
On February 12th, Boris “Delta” Tellegen will be unveiling a new body of work at Backslash in Paris entitled Current. His second solo with the gallery will see him further expand on his post-graffiti abstraction with a collection of works inspired by the electrical current, it’s movement and unbroken activity. Described by the Dutch artist as a synthesis of the various artistic periods in his career to date, the series will feature large assemblages of wood as well as smaller glued works on paper. Discuss […]
Recently, Tokyo’s Common Gallery opened a new show from Boris Tellegen entitled Overburden. Also known as DELTA, a moniker used during his time in graffiti, the Amsterdam-based artist presented a diverse set of works for his fans in Japan to enjoy. Ranging from pieces on paper to sculptural relief pieces, his largest body of work exhibited this year features his familiar geometric forms, all created with architectural elements throughout. More photos below… Via Graffuturism. Discuss Delta here.
For those familiar with his work, the pieces from Boris “Delta” Tellegen, whether on the streets or in galleries, are very structural in nature. Interestingly, he has taken the architectural elements to his craft and applied them to the facade of a building in Harleem in the Netherlands. Commissioned by Ymere, a social housing company, the new housing block will feature Tellegen’s special post-graffiti aesthetic in the form of the pattern and shape of brickwork and windows on its surface. Take a look at the plans and […]
It looks like Boris Tellegen (DELTA) has been working on a new project since he participated in a group show (covered) with an installation in Amsterdam last year. Made in collaboration with Case Studyo (also see ESPO), Krux13 is a stool & drawer combo with lines that bring to mind the aesthetic seen from the Dutch writer’s work on the street as well as in the gallery. Produced in an edition of 12, and made from aluminum & wood, Krux13 can be added to your collection by contacting Case […]
Futurism 2.0 opens this week at London’s Blackall Studios featuring an assortment of Style pioneers hailing from graff backgrounds across the globe. Carlos Rodriguez (Mare 139), Augustine Kofie, Phil Ashcroft, Boris “Delta” Tellegen (detail of his work shown above), James Choules (sheOne), Matt W. Moore, Mark Lyken, Sat One, Christopher Derek Bruno, Moneyless, Mr Jago, Nawer, O. Two, Morten Andersen, Keith Hopewell(Part2ism), Jaybo Monk, Poesia, Derm, Jerry Inscoe (Joker), Remi/Rough and others share the limelight in this group exhibit. Expect big things from the grouping – if the […]