Maurice van Tellingen

Front Door
2017
Mixed Media
W. 13 - H. 25 - D. 2 cm.
Doll House
Side Walk
2016
Mixed Media
W.50 – H.45 – D.3 cm.
Wall
2016
Mixed Media
W.50 – H.48 – D.4 cm.
Curtain
2019
Mixed Media
W.28 – H.32 – D.1,5

Maurice van Tellingen depicts the man-made environment.

In his representation of a manhole cover, an apparently

unused attic space and back gardens surrounded by

concrete fences, he concentrates our field of vision.

All this takes shape in reliefs, embossed representations,

literally and figuratively. There is depth, but more than the

object actually measures. In a desolate parking lot with a

few thin lampposts, we recognize the light sources and we

simply accept the shadows and illuminated places.

Everything seems to be in fine order, but there’s something not

quite right. Seventeenth-century artists already seducedus with

a phenomenon called “trompe-l’oeil”: an optic illusion.

The origin of the works can be found in the personal history

of the artist. He has seen them from his early childhood on:

the sidewalk tiles, the white caravan, the grid of bricks and

cement. In these objects he makes his countless random

observations absolute and universal.

www.mauricevantellingen.nl
Front Door
2017
Mixed Media
W. 13 - H. 25 - D. 2 cm.
Doll House
Side Walk
2016
Mixed Media
W.50 – H.45 – D.3 cm.
Wall
2016
Mixed Media
W.50 – H.48 – D.4 cm.
Curtain
2019
Mixed Media
W.28 – H.32 – D.1,5