In his first solo UK exhibition, Dutch artist DELTA is set to display a series of works at the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms in London. The graffiti pioneer has gone from tagging the streets of Amsterdam to erecting huge relief sculptures that are equally at home in the urban environment as they are in the gallery. Quite removed from the ubiquitous “street art” aesthetic, DELTA’s pieces offer a coolly constructivist antidote to regular stencils meet pseudo-political sloganeering. Click through to see a few of the great pieces he’ll be showing at Elms Lesters from 6 to 28 June…
Born Boris Tellegen in 1968, DELTA is also an Industrial Design Engineering graduate from the Technical University in Delft. There’s no doubt that his paintings have a certain isometric, architectural quality.
In addition to what is, perhaps, his more familiar style (as above; the isometric paintings and wall-to-floor pieces) there will also be some more “painterly” works on show at the gallery. We particulary liked the unusually sketchy feel to the painting below and also the intense red and black work that seems less concerned with a solid-colour, graphic approach.
Either way, DELTA’s pieces should make for a great exhibition and well deserve to be seen at full size.
See elmslesters.co.uk for more details on the show which starts June 6.