The Happiness Machine, Mark Lascelles Thornton
Room-sized mixed-media creations of Dutch graffiti artist Boris Tellegen
Tellegen, a graffiti artist from the Netherland, started tagging the streets in the early 80s. A graduate of Industrial Design Engineering from Technical University Delft, Tellegen’s work explores the ideas of architectural abstraction, futuristic vehicles and colliding geometry. He plays with isometric plans and alien aesthetics to create layered sculptures and instalations.
Tellegen, who as a street artist was known as Delta, draws inspiration from graffiti tags and expertly crafted architectural drawings. He experiments with various mediums in order to create his sculptures which have been exhibited in Malaysia, Italy and the UK. His work is reminiscent of Russian Constructivists, mirroring industrial architecture and unbuilt city plans.
Tellegen works with multiple construction materials, combining them to create original art pieces. The finished products represent a combination of textures and geometric shapes which are illuminated by light, revealing shadows and levels within.
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