MAGMA gallery is glad to present the solo show of Tellas, “Lago”, from February 1st to March 16th 2019.“Lago” tells of the long and recent trip of Tellas in Canada in the last summer: a discovery, a vision. Each of the exhibited works, created specifically for the exhibition, represents a fragment, a memory, a photograph, a suggestion of the colors and the landscapes experienced by the artist and displayed on the canvas with a completely new palette. This solo show represents a further important step in the artist’s research shared with MAGMA gallery since 2016.
“Lago” is a 2500 km long road trip on Canadian territory, from Montreal to Toronto, following St. Lawrence river, meeting Kingston on Lake Ontario and then arriving at the Bruce Peninsula and Lake Huron, to finally reach the Niagara Falls. 500 km a day, among the lakes and forests of Ontario; boundless landscapes, an essential nature in which the colors of red, green and yellow contrast with the cold colors of the great lakes.
Tellas, “The Barrier”, 2017, Townsville, Australia
Tellas (Cagliari, 1985) participations to international festivals are countless, among these Artmosphere, the first Street Art Biennale in Moscow in 2014 (with 70 international artists) and La Tour Paris Project, in 2013, considered one of the most innovative contemporary art projects worldwide. In 2015 he realized a huge public work in Cagliari, the Capital of Italian Culture for that year, while in 2016 he makes major public interventions in Madrid, Spain and Albany and Perth in Australia. Significant also the collaborations with some historical Italian fashion brands, including Salvatore Ferragamo and Marni. Whit the last one, Tellas created in two different periods videos and projects, also presented at the 56th Venice Biennale. In 2017, Tellas returns to Australia, selected by Townsville municipality to realize a great public intervention in the city. In 2018 his works were exhibited at the Gagliardi Museum of Noto on the occasion of the exhibition “ABSTRACTA – from Balla to Street Art”, which retraces a century of Italian abstract painting from Futurism to the most significant contemporary street artists.