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