Boris Tellegen on show at Cityscapes Gallery
EXHIBITION: SUMMER IN THE CITY 2
DATE: June 12 – August 14, 2015, visit by appointment, also in the evening
LOCATION: Cityscapes Piet Hein Buildings, Piet Heinkade 83, Amsterdam.
OPENING: Friday June 12, 6 – 8 pm
Cityscapes Gallery presents for the second time its annual group exhibition ‘Summer In the City’ with many different artists. One of the participating artist will be our artist Boris Tellegen! Dreaming on the city of the future, the theme of Summer in the City 2 is ‘Brave new world’. For more information, please visit: http://cityscapesgallery.nl/nl_NL/SUMMER+IN+THE+CITY+2/277/317/
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).