During the 1980s, Dutch artist 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 favour of the enclosed universe of the exhibition space. Words became his surface and letters faded from view in favour of direction and material in works where light plays across the dimensions to offer new readings of his intricate reliefs.
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.
Aluminium, wood and acrylic
350 x 200 x 50 cm
Acrylic on wood
250 x 150 x 50 cm