American artist James Marshall and Amsterdam-based former graffiti maestro Boris Tellegen have this month come together in London for Dalek & Delta - a show that innovately illustrates and brings out both men's work through the comparison with each other.
Marshall (aka Dalek), who originally trained under Takashi Murakami (opens in new tab), comes to the table with several expansive canvases, layered with meticulous sheets of geometric shapes and high-colour forms.
Tellegen ï¿½ or Delta as he prefers to be known - draws more from his street art lineage, creating architectonic, block-like forms and adapting three-dimensional sculptural sensibilities to his canvas-based brief. Textured and tonal, the pieces stand in delicate contrast to Dalekï¿½s Missoni-style patterns.
Taking shape in Londonï¿½s Elms Lesters Painting Rooms (opens in new tab), Dalek & Deltaï¿½s subtle agenda shines through the geometric canvases ï¿½ the differences in both artistï¿½s works come dexterously blurred, producing a coherent, yet vaguely jarring whole.
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
1-3-5 Flitcroft St
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Harriet Lloyd-Smith is the Arts Editor of Wallpaper*, responsible for the art pages across digital and print, including profiles, exhibition reviews, and contemporary art collaborations. She started at Wallpaper* in 2017 and has written for leading contemporary art publications, auction houses and arts charities, and lectured on review writing and art journalism. When she’s not writing about art, she’s making her own.
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