Delta exhibition, London
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
1-3-5 Flitcroft Street
London WC2H 8DH
What do you get when you combine industrial design, engineering and graffiti? Dutch artist Delta, aka Boris Tellegen, has been experimenting on the intersection of design and graphic construction for over two decades. His latest work, on show now in London, is a mixture of sketches and built media, quasi-constructivist creations that sometimes look more like the blueprints for an alien space shuttle than anything befitting a gallery.
Tellegen’s academic background is in engineering and industrial design, and it shows. The ostensible chaos of his work belies an inherent technical precision and beauty. It’s as though the fundamental building blocks of typical composition have been rearranged; if not alien, then perhaps art in another language.