Currently living and working in Amsterdam, Boris Tellegen, street alias ‘Delta’, originated as a graffiti artist in the 1980’s. He studied Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft in the early 1990s and is known for creating mixed-media sculptures, collages and installations. Architecture and design is an apparent influence throughout his work in all media, which has a focus on depth and creating a sense of three-dimensions on flat surfaces.
1. What would you say is the most important theme in your work?
There are various themes I like to play with, order/random is maybe a reoccurring one.
2. What’s most inspiring to your working process?
Timeless time. Those moments you do not have to work for a deadline, you don’t have to rush something; when you just have some time to do nothing.
3. Have you any strange talents that influence the work you produce or the way you produce it?
Ha, that’s a good one. I am talented at exploiting the little talent I have.
4. Which artist of the past would you resurrect to collaborate with and why?
Woof, its hard to collaborate with another artist as it is. Let alone with somebody dead and famous… let’s see – how about I do a cover for a Miles Davis Techno album!
5. Do you think your work is understood or misinterpreted and why?
Ehm yes I think so. No complaints here.
6. If you could decorate one place in the world what would it be and how would you do it?
I wouldn’t mind doing a throw up on a Lamborghini. Or a designing a 30 floor building out of blockletters.
7. What to date has been your ‘cherry on the cake’ moment and what was it that got you there?
Working on it. Next week (always, next week) it will happen! Need just a little more time.
8. What we ask everyone! Does your artistic style influence your underwear?
This is what I answer all the time.
Doodle space, if you feel so inclined!
More info www.deltainc.nl
Images courtesy © Boris Tellegen