28 June 2008
DELTA - London
First UK solo exhibition by the pioneer of the European graffiti movement, DELTA, at the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms.
DELTA is renowned for his complex three dimensional styles and visually spectacular, architecturally structured lettering.
Elms Lester Painting Rooms are pleased to present a much awaited exhibition of DELTA' s latest work: a showcase of the Dutch master's graphic and architecturally inspired works, including new paintings, 3D constructivist pieces and complex collages.
Boris Tellegen, aka DELTA, is an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist from Amsterdam who skilfully experiments with a variety of mediums in order to create his amazingly intricate paintings, prints, 3D sculptures, video works and installations. His work reminds the old Utopists and Constructivists and can be seen as portraits of industrial architecture.
The first DELTA tag appeared on the streets in 1984: through the years this Netherlands based artist has developed a complex and unique style that resembles isometric plans and plays with ideas of architecture and high tech futuristic vehicles.DELTA introduces an alien and idiosyncratic aesthetic into graffiti art that escapes the common logo-like word IDs. He has influenced writers all over the world for decades with his 3D letter style.
Boris Tellegen was born in 1968.
He became one of the pioneers of the European graffiti movement, in 1984, when he made his tag DELTA for the first time.
His work shows the hallmark of his time at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Technical University Delft, from where he graduated with a degree in Industrial Design Engineering in 1994.
Delta's fine art paintings and sculptures have recently been exhibitied in Singapore / Malaysia, London and Italy. He has also produced work for musicians such as Linkin Park, Dj Vadim (Ninja Tune), Rima project on Jazzanova Compost Records, Dub Records and Alex Cortez.
DELTA has exhibited with Elms Lesters Painting Rooms since 2003 and this will be his first solo show in UK.
The exhibition also includes two limited edition screenprints, produced by the artist.