BOOKRELEASE 8697 van Boris Tellegen / Delta

Op zaterdag 19 november 2016 vanaf 1700 uur vindt in Amsterdam Roest de boekpresentatie van 8697 plaats.

Het boek is een reproductie van de black books van Amsterdams graffiti legende Delta uit de periode 1986 tot en met 1997. Schetsen, tekeningen en foto’s van werken in een 384 pagina’s tellend gebonden boek. 8697 omvat een deel van het levenswerk van Delta en daarmee de voorgeschiedenis van kunstenaar Boris Tellegen. Ferry van Zijderveld, partner van Festina Amsterdam, heeft de layout en het design voor zijn rekening genomen.

8697 is in een gelimiteerd oplage geproduceerd en is te koop voor EUR 70. Er zijn er tijdens deze avond 100 beschikbaar.

ABOUT Boris Tellegen

Born in 1968, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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).

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