Wednesday, June 04, 2008


The first UK solo exhibition by the pioneer of the European graffiti movement, DELTA, at the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms opens this week in London. DELTA is renowned for his complex three dimensional styles and visually spectacular, architecturally structured lettering.

This much awaited exhibition of DELTA' s latest work will be a showcase of the Dutch master's graphic and architecturally inspired works, including new paintings, 3D constructivist pieces and complex collages.

Boris Tellegen, aka DELTA, is an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist from Amsterdam who skilfully experiments with a variety of mediums in order to create his amazingly intricate paintings, prints, 3D sculptures, video works and installations. His work reminds the old Utopists and Constructivists and can be seen as portraits of industrial architecture.

The first DELTA tag appeared on the streets in 1984: through the years this Netherlands based artist has developed a complex and unique style that resembles isometric plans and plays with ideas of architecture and high tech futuristic vehicles. DELTA introduces an alien and idiosyncratic aesthetic into graffiti art that escapes the common logo-like word IDs. He has influenced writers all over the world for decades with his 3D letter style.

The show opens to the public June 6th and runs until the 28th 2008.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a 42 page hard back catalogue with over 60 full colour illustrations and inlcuding an essay by KODWO ESHUN. The catalogue will be available from the gallery from June 6th.

DELTA will bein the gallery between 12 - 1.00 on Saturday June 7th to sign catalogues.

Elms Lester Painting Rooms | Flitcroft Street | London | WC2H 8DH