Boris Tellegen

 
 

Les installations ou collages de bois et de papiers de l'artiste néerlandais Boris Tellegen proposent un univers de construction où l’interstice entre le réel et le conceptuel s’associe à un style géométrique de perspectives inversées.

Dans les années 1980, l'artiste, activiste de l'art urbain et alors appelé Delta, déstructure les lettres de son pseudonyme et les démultiplie dans une rigueur propre à ses études d’ingénieur. Les lettrages se brisent et annoncent une direction vers la notion double de chaos factice au sein d’un ordonnancement maîtrisé. La rue, annoncée comme un premier terrain d’expression, se trouve bientôt substituée par l’univers clos de l’espace d’exposition. Le mot devient alors surface et les lettres s’effacent pour laisser place à la direction et à la matière à travers des œuvres où la lumière vient jouer sur les dimensions et offre une nouvelle phase de lecture des reliefs.

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Dutch artist, Boris Tellegen's installations or his wood and paper collages suggest a constructed universe where the intersection between the real and the conceptual is anchored in a geometrical style based on reversed perspectives.

During the 1980s, Delta (his pseudonym in the streets) spent much of his time deconstructing and reforming the letters of his tag, working with the rigor forged during his time as an engineering student. His fractured lettering pointed towards a future governed by the dual notions of phony chaos within controlled order. Boris Tellegen soon abandoned the streets, the setting for his first works, in favor of the enclosed universe of the exhibition space. Words became his surface and letters faded from view in favor of direction and material in works where light plays across the dimensions to offer new readings of his intricate reliefs.

 

 

Né en \ Born in 1968
Vit et travaille à \ Lives and works in Amsterdam

http://deltainc.nl



ACTUALITÉS \ NEWS

SESSION #2, VOLUMES, Galerie Backslash, Paris, 9 june - 18 june 2016
PHK18 #08, avec \ with Niels Post & Jeroen Molenaar, PHK18 Bureau Voor Kunst, Rotterdam, 22 may - sept. 2016
Centrifuge, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, 25 june - 28 august 2016
exposition personnelle \ solo exhibition, MIMA Museum, Brussels, september 2016
exposition personnelle \ solo exhibition, BACKSLASH, 22 april - 27 may 2017



FORMATION \ EDUCATION

Industrial Design Engineering, Delft, Pays-Bas, 1988-1994



EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES (SÉLECTION) \ SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

∇, Galerie Alice, Brussels, 2016
Current, BACKSLASH, Paris, 2015
Art Brussels, with Galerie ALICE, Brussels, 2014
Overburden, Gallery Common, Tokyo, Japan, 2013
Special project, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, 2012
Surface, BACKSLASH, 2012
Stuck on the city, Prague City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2012
Abundance, Galerie ALICE, Brussels, 2011
Kunstraum.ch, Basel, Switzerland, 2011
Subduction zones, Muziekgebouw  ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, 2011
Exothermic, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2010
Random Distress, Kleerup Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010
The New Dutch Master, Elms Lesters Gallery, London, 2008
VHDG, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, 2007
ALICE Gallery, Brussels, 2006
CUBEX, SGP.SLAM JAM, Ferrara, Italia, 2004
6X6, Hoogt4, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2004
Permspace Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2003
rhstn Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2001
Houston Gallery, Seattle, 2000
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France, 1998



EXPOSITIONS DE GROUPE (SÉLECTION) \ SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Konrad Wyrebek, avec \ with Geert Mul, commissariat \ curated by Domenico de Chirico, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, 2016
New York meets The Dam, Amsterdam Museum, 2015
3x2=8, Cityscapes Gallery, Amsterdam, 2015
The Bridges of Graffiti, Arterminal, Venice, Italy2015
Urban Art Biennale, German museum and World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks, Völklingen / Saarbrücken, Germany, 2015
Un dessin est beau si la ligne est vivante, Le Pilori, Niort, France, 2015
Backjumps 20+1 – urbane Kommunikation und Ästhetik, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, 2015
VOLTA 11, with BACKSLASH, Basel, 2015
Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary ExhibitionSan Francisco, CA, 2015
Mapping The City, Somerset House, London, 2015
27.11, BACKSLASH, Paris, 2014
Uncovered : The Art of The Album Cover, Mini gallery, Amsterdam Dance Event, 2014
Asphalte, Biennale d'art urbain \ urban art biennale, commissariat de \ curated by Alice van den Abeele & Raphaël Cruyt, Charleroi, Belgium, 2014
Au-delà de l'architecture (Beyond Architecture), commissariat de \ curated by Domitille d'Orgeval, Espace topographie de l'art, Paris, 2014
Hammer, artistic strategies, architectural interventions and spatial politics in public space. Boris Tellegen, J. Mayer H., Wermke / Leinkauf. Du Moulin Pop-up, Kunsthaus Lempertz, Berlin, 2014
Graphite, Ann Aimee and Delsin Sleeves, Echo Bücher, Berlin, 2014
Art Paris Art Fair, with BACKSLASH, Paris, 2014
Art Rotterdam, 2014
(de)constructions, with Rero, Xavier Theunis & Michael Zelehoski, BACKSLASH, Paris, 2013
Col.la.ge, Mini Gallery, Amsterdam, 2013
Teenage Kicks Festival, Les Ateliers du vent, Rennes, 2013
Art Paris Art Fair, with BACKSLASH, Paris, 2013
Art Rotterdam, with Ron Mandos Gallery, 2013
FAMILY & FRIENDS, BACKSLASH, Paris, 2012
SLICK Art Fair, with BACKSLASH, Paris, 2012
Les bruits du dehors, 4e Biennale du Havre, France, 2012
VOLTA8, with BACKSLASH, Basel, Switzerland, 2012
Exothermic, Game City, Denbosch, Netherlands, 2011
Onder constructie, RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden, Netherlands, 2011
Blowing up the spot#2, Studio Lukas Feireiss, Berlin, 2011
BACKJUMPS 4.2, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin, 2010
Pyramide van Ijmuiden, RC de ruimte, IJmuiden, Netherlands, 2010
Public Provocations, Weil am Rhein, Germany, 2010
Dalek and Delta, Elms Lesters Gallery, London, 2009
Born in the Streets, Fondation Cartier, Paris, 2009
D'Raw, Glaspaleis, Heerlen, Netherlands, 2009
Wearable Technologies, NIMK, Amsterdam, 2009
Stacked and Scattered, W139, Amsterdam, 2008
De Wens Een Indiaan Te Worden, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen, Netherlands, 2008
Fundamentals, MU, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2008
Images of Resistance, Charlotte Fogh, Arhus, Denmark, 2008
Dancing on the Moon with Tears in my Eyes, A.L.I.C.E. Gallery, Brussels, 2008
Don't do that, Elms Lester Gallery, London, 2007
Hype, Elms Lester Gallery, London, UK, 2006
The Whistle Test, Scion Installation, Los Angeles, 2006
Jan Cunen museum, Oss, Netherlands, 2005
Static Free, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, 2005
Bearbrick World Tour, Gbe at Passerby, New York, 2005
Backjumps - The Live Issue Part 2, Bethanien, Berlin, 2005
Pot 'O Gold, Someday Gallery, Melbourne, 2005
Icy Grape, Elms Lester Painting Room, London, 2004
Romamsterdam, Museo Di Roma de Trastevere, Italia, 2004
Bottom Line, Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2004
Wrapped In Warp, Eclectic Gallery, London, 2003
Backjumps - The Live Issue Part 1, Bethanien, Berlin, 2003
AndNow, AndA Tokyo/AndA Osaka, 2002
Playtime, MU, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2001
Thinking of A Masterplan, Mama Gallery, Rotterdam, 2000
Clash, Kunsthal Rotterdam, 1998
Graffiti related images, Mama Gallery, Rotterdam, 1998



BOURSES ET PRIX \ GRANTS AND AWARDS

Amsterdamprijs, Amsterdam, 2009
Bourse \ Grant, Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst, 2004
Prix National du Millennium \ Millennium National Price, with Maurer United Architects and Ronald van der Voet for ‘Inconstruct’, 2001



COMMANDES PUBLIQUES \ PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

Facade de l'immeuble \ Front of the building, Berlagelaan, Haarlem, Netherlands, 2012
Statue pour \ for Ijside, 2011
ZONE DE FAILLE \ FAULT ZONE, Palais de Tokyo (Niveau 1 - Descente Grémillon), Paris
"Huis van Hendrik", commande de \ a commission by Ymere, Berlage laan, Haarlem, Amsterdam 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Jérôme Catz, "Street Art - mode d'emploi", Flammarion, 2013, pp. 7, 27, 42, 200-201
"Boris Tellegen - Graphite", ERECT Lab., 2012
"abundance", ALICE Gallery, Brussels, 2011
"The New Dutch Master - DELTA", Elms Lesters, London, 2008



PRESSE RÉCENTE \ RECENT PRESS

"Boris Tellegen DELTA New Solo show at Alice Gallery", Urbanite, 2016
"Boris Tellegen, Niels Post en Jeroen Molenaar @ PHK18", Trendbeheer, 2016
"Rose Béton", LADEPECHE, 2016
Morgan, "Micro hôtel par Boris Tellegen et Mauer United Architects", Journal du Design, 2016
"Boris DELTA Tellegen at Alice Gallery", GORGO, 2016
"Boris Tellegen - Alice Gallery", Emporiums, 2016
"Construction", Dutch Design Daily, 2016
"Boris Tellegen en Alice Gallery", Belio, 2016
"The push pin - Boris Tellegen aka Delta", Beat To Be, 2016
"Boris Tellegen x Maurer United Architect - Lucy Nomad Pavilion", Arrested Motion, 2016

Belga, "Le style Soir", VICTOIRE, 2015
"Boris DELTA Tellegen - New Installation in Amsterdam", Gorgo, 2015
Maurer United, "Construction", Dutch Design Daily, 2015
"Les galeries du Marais s'amusent", Le Figaro Scope, 2015
"The Bridges of Graffiti @ Venice Biennale '15", vna, 2015
Ivana De Innocentis, "#Evento - A Venezia 10 Artisti per ripercorrere La Storia dei Graffiti", Urban Lives, 2015
"Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition (Preview)", Urbanite, 2015
The Art Newspaper, "La Serenissima goes street", The Art Newspaper, 2015
Elphège, "La tournée des popotes, Boris Tellegen à la Galerie Backslash, Nick Walcker à la galerie Brugier Rigall, Liu Bolin à la galerie Paris Beijing", My factory.net, 2015
Lorenzo Pereira, "Volta 11 in Basel", Widewalls, 2015
"Basel's Renowned Art Fair For New And Emerging art: VOLTA 11", Widewalls, 2015
"Boris 'DELTA' Tellegen", Molotow, 2015
"New York versus Amsterdam", Le Grand Jeu, 2015
JB, "New Pieces by Boris Tellegen", Just Breathe, 2015
"Boris DELTA Tellegen - 'Current' at Backslash Gallery (Recap)", Gorgo, 2015
Alexandra, "Talents à suivre : 5 graffeurs mythiques", Creads, 2015
Bestreet, "Boris Delta Tellegen - Current (Backslash)", Be street, 2015
SAL, "Venice Biennale '15 / Openings : Bridges of graffiti", Arrested motion, 2015
Sleepboy, "Showing : Boris 'Delta' Tellegen - 'Current' @ Backslash", Arrested motion, 2015
Steve Gray, "Boris Tellegen at Backslash Gallery", Widewalls, 2015
"Les collages de Boris Tellegen à la Backslash Gallery", Arts Magazine, 2015
"Boris Tellegen @ Backslash Gallery", ALLCITYBLOG X WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS, 2015
"Dans les galeries...", Arts Magazine, 2015
Thomas Doustaly, "Le bon coin : rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth (Paris 3e)", Le Monde.fr , 2015
"Boris Tellegen - “Current” @ Backslash Gallery", Bizarre Beyond Belief , 2015
"Boris Tellegen “Current” @ Backslash Gallery (Paris)", Sneakers.fr, 2015
"50 Ways to Map The City, Per Street and Graffiti Artists", Brooklyn Street Art, 2015

"Jagged brick artwork by Boris Tellegen extends over Haarlem housing by Heren 5 Architects", Dezeen, 2014
Ana B.K., "Just before Brazil", Widewalls, 2014
Sanja Lazic, "Uncovered: The art of album covers", Widewalls, 2014
"Boris Tellegen - Giant Robot @ TEC ART", Emporium's, 2014
LCDA, "White cube : Boris Tellegen, Asphalte, Charleroi, 2014", Concrete hub, 2014
Justine, "Boris Tellegen aka Delta", Lodown Magazine, 2014
"Boris Tellegen x Case Studio - New Sculpture", Gorgo, 2014
Jonathan Roze, "Boris Tellegen, jeu de construction", Graffitiart Magazine, 2014

Marie C. Aubert, "Art Paris Art Fair", Gazette de l'hôtel drouot, 2013
"Boris Tellegen (Delta) @ Common Gallery (Recap)", Ozarts Etc, 2013
"Updated* Boris “Delta” Tellegen “Fault Zone” at Palais Tokyo Paris", Graffuturism, 2013
"Boris Tellegen Zone de Faille", Palais de Tokyo, 2013
"Recap “(de)Constructions" Group Exhibition at Backslash Gallery", Graffuturism, 2013
"(De)construction à la Backslash Gallery", openminded.com, 2013
"(De)constructions @ Backslash Gallery", Valdan, 2013
"Soon : (de) construction @ Backslash Gallery", Emporium’s, 2013
Elphège, "Vincent Sator, Backslash, Agnès B : les galeries à voir ce mois ci", myfactory.net, 2013
"Boris Tellegen x Case Studyo - Krux13", Emporium's, 2013

Danielle Krasse, Michal Butink, "Delta", Superlative Conspiracy, 2012
"Bas Louter et Boris Tellegen @ Ron Mandos Galerie" Maquis-Art.com, 2012
"Interview Boris Tellegen alias Delta", allcityblog.fr, 2012
"C'est vendredi, c'est le bordel #134", Apres la Pub, 2012
"Boris Tellegen - Lignes de rupture, entretien avec Hugo Vitrani", Emporium's, 2012
Noémie Barré, Nicolas Millet, "Unions libres", Côté Paris, 2012
"Boris Tellegen - Relief", Arts Libre, 2012
"Boris Tellegen aka Delta à la galerie Backslash", Blog From The Skyline, 2012
"Opening: Delta "Surface" @ Backslash, Paris", Juxtapoz, 2012
"Boris Tellegen aka Delta @ Yside Building, Amsterdam", Ozarts etc, 2012
"Full Recap Boris "Delta" Tellegen "Surface" @ Backslash Gallery", Graffutrism.com, 2012
"Paris: Delta Boris Tellegen - Surface", Butterfly.com, 2012
"Boris Tellegen aka Delta "Surface" @ Backslash Gallery", Ugly Mely, 2012
"Boris Tellegen", Valdan, 2012
"Boris Tellegen - Surface @ Backslash Gallery - The interview", Emporium's, 2012
"Boris Tellegen - Surface @ Backslash Gallery", Emporium's, 2012
"Boris Tellegen (Delta) - Surface - Opening - Paris", Glltn.com, 2012
Jean David Boussemaer, "Boris Tellegen - Surface - Backslash Gallery", Artistikrezo.com, 2012
"Boris Tellegen - Graphite, Ann Aimee Sleeves and more", Delsin, 2012
Fairouz Guedouar, "43ème édition Art Basel 2012", www.toutelaculture.com, 2012
"Art Brussels a 30 ans", Arts Libre, 2012
"Delta (Boris Tellegen)", blog visuel poetique, 2012

Sarah Schug, "The Weekend's schedule 25/11", The Word, 2011
"Boris Tellegen Delta Inc New Installation work", Graffuturism.com, 2011
Dave Seliger, "Physical Graffiti : Boris Tellegen", Core 77, 2011
"Boris "Delta" Tellegen Subduction Zones", Graffuturism.com, 2011

VIDEO

"One Minute Wonder 36 - Delta", Present Plus, 2013