Galerie Ron Mandos is proud to present an exciting exhibition with works by Boris Tellegen (NL, 1968). On the occasion of UnPlot, Tellegen will take over the entire gallery space by creating site-specific installations, which will include new and recent sculptures, drawings as well as paper and wood collages. The exhibition is co-curated by Daniel Hofstede.
During the 1980s Boris Tellegen started his artistic career in the streets using his pseudonym Delta. Tellegen always 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. If there is a recurrent theme in his body of work made over a thirty-year span, it is walls. He explores how to transcend their boundaries by annexing, deconstructing and recomposing them, to ultimately disregard them in recent installations like UnPlot. Through the ever-fluctuating shape of his work, Tellegen continues to disrupt our perception of surface and space.
About the artist
Boris Tellegen lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He 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).