Galerie Ron Mandos is proud to present ChainOfEvents, a duo exhibition with Geert Mul (NL, 1965) and Boris Tellegen (NL, 1968).

Geert Mul (NL, 1965) lives and works in Rotterdam. For the past 20 years he has researched the possibilities of re-combining images from databases in videos, prints and interactive installations with specialized computer animation. For these purposes Mul is continuously developing software: programs that generate a context related, endless and varying combination of images based on image properties such as content, structure, composition and color. ChainOfEvents refers to one of the titles of Mul’s latest ‘lenticular’ prints. The lenticular technique is known from ridged postcards; if you look at the picture from a different angle, another image becomes visible. The artist used a total of ten image layers for each print, depending on the position of the viewer, each image can be observed. Using image analysis software, each image has been selected from a collection of 1.2 million random images taken from the Internet. Mul makes it possible to comprehend the notion of a database, a large set of digitized data that is stored in a certain structure, in a single image. By doing so he gives the intangible database a physical presence.


Geert Mul won the prestigious Dutch Witteveen+Bos Art & Technology Award in 2010 for his entire oeuvre. He has performed and exhibited his works a.o. in the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, The National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia in Madrid, National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, Institute Valencia Arte Moderne, Witte de With in Rotterdam, Museum of contemporary Art in Chicago, the International Biennial Turijn and Ruhr European Capital of Culture 2010. In 2016 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam will showcase the exhibtion: Geert Mul – Match Maker, 25 Jaar Mediakunst.


New Works

Boris Tellegen aka DELTA (NL, 1968) is well known under his alias Delta, as a pioneer of European graffiti art. He played a prominent role in connecting the London, Amsterdam and Paris art scene in the eighties. Combining his work in typography with his training as an engineer at Delft University of Technology, Tellegen brought perspective, three-dimensionality and sculpture to graffiti art. Over the past ten years, his artistic practice transitioned from graffiti and lettering towards the development of complex installations in which he examines the symbolic power of walls, and how to transcend their boundaries. Although graffiti and its connection with street culture is always presence in Tellegen’ work, it no longer functions as his exclusive medium. Instead he implements mixed media from architecture, industrial design, painting and collages, in his work. Tellegen subsequently assembles, covers and tears apart his well-structured sculptures to create abstract, graphic landscapes that disrupt our perception of space. From a frontal view many of his compositions appear to be flat. However, upon closer inspection from the side, the viewer can see that Tellegen has built up layer upon layer of materials. His background in the eighties, when the urban street became his canvas as a form of resistance against order and the establishment, laid down the base for his current practice. His work investigates the tension between planning and happenstance: the semblance of order undone by schematic chaos. Tellegen explores an alternative outcome where automated forces unleash develop structures and a mind of its own.

Boris Tellegen works and lives in Amsterdam. His work was shown a.o. at Abundance, Alice Gallery in Brussels, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien in Berlin, Kleerup Gallery in Stockholm, Elms Lesters Gallery in London, NIMK in Amsterdam, Permspace Gallery in Tokyo, Houston Gallery in Seattle and Musee des Beaux Arts in Tourcoing.

ABOUT Boris Tellegen

Boris Tellegen (NL, 1968) began his artistic career in the 1980s, using his pseudonym DELTA. As a Graffiti artist, Tellegen treated the two-dimensional frame of the letter and the word as sculpture, bursting out or morphing into the wall, piercing its boundaries by adding a dimension. By combining the reliefs of his practice with his education in industrial design, he soon started to create three-dimensional work on the intersection of architecture, painting, sculpture and installation.

In his body of work made over a thirty-year span, Tellegen explores how to transcend the boundaries of walls by annexing, deconstructing and recomposing them, to ultimately disregard them in recent installations. Through the ever-fluctuating shape of his work, Tellegen continues to disrupt our perception of surface and space.

Boris Tellegen received his education in Industrial Design Engineering at the Technical University of Delft (NL, 1988-94). Tellegen has exhibited widely in European, North American and Australian museums, institutions and galleries. Recent exhibitions include MIMA, Brussels (BE, 2017), Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (FR, 2016), Amsterdam Museum (NL, 2015) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR, 2014). Tellegen regularly creates commissioned sculptures in the public spaces. A recent example is a series of sculptures between Amersfoort and Utrecht in the framework of De Stijl’s centenary celebration (NL, 2017).

Boris Tellegen (1968) was born in 1968, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
He lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands



ABOUT Geert Mul

Born in 1965 in Alphen aan den Rijn, NL
Lives and works in Rotterdam, NL

Geert Mul has been exploring for over 25 years the possibilities of a poetry in the language of new media. This resulted in a flow of experimental artworks in a wide range of media: prints, light-objects, video and interactive/generative computer installations. In Mul’s works, the interrelationship between technology, media and perception is a central theme. Mul’s practice engages the broader public through commissioned artworks in public space.

Geert Mul studied art from 1985 -1990 at the HKA Arnhem where he graduated with computer animations, video and kinetic sculptures. After his studies, he traveled in Mexico, the United States and Asia. He resided for one year in Tokyo. Since 1993 Mul lives and works in Rotterdam, Holland. In the mid-1990s, Mul became one of the first VJs, in the alternative Techno scene. These events grew into interactive audio-visual environments, commissioned artworks and installations which were exhibited in a variety of contexts: public space, museums and festivals. Mul has produced over 20 commissioned art installations and exhibited at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto Japan, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia Madrid, Institute Valencia Arte Moderne, Museum of contemporary Art Chicago.

Geert Mul teaches “Unstable Media” at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (DogTime).