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Sharing a similar geometric aesthetic in their painting, Dalek and Delta recently shared the center stage at Elms Lesters Painting Room in the UK. Despite certain similarities, ultimately both artists take different approaches to their craft. Elms Lesters provides the proper break-down of each artist in comparison in the paragraphs below. The show is currently showing until September 26th, 2009.
Although both artists’ work appears to have similarities with its underlying geometric themes, it is diametrically opposed “Marshall’s use of straight line and colour is all to do with the “super flat” surface and the ambiguity of the exaggerated optical perspectives, while Tellegen’s focus is on surface, texture and shadows,’ said curator Paul Jones in a recent interview with DESIGN WEEK ‘While I have exhibited both artists within larger group shows, I thought this two-man show would challenge and stimulate viewers’
Amsterdam based Boris Tellegen will be showing an impressive body of new works including canvases, collages and some new 3D sculptural wall pieces from his evolving ‘diversion’ series..
..and juxtaposed will be a selection of American artist James Marshall’s meticulous geometric paintings, including a large scale, site specific installation painted during a recent residency at the gallery.