Tellas (Cagliari, Sardinia, 1985) studied in Bologna at the Academy of Fine Arts. Growing up in Sardinian’s harsh lands allowed him to research the non-urban aesthetics, resulting in works that are a personal and intimate vision of the elements of natural landscapes. A meditative process that combines space and shape characterize his work. Therefore, his works can be seen as studies, performed on a wide array of walls, canvas, installations or even a piece of paper. Exploring the complex combination of form and space, he investigates the untouched landscapes of which he derives abstracted motifs.
Tellas’ pieces are often done in different tones of a single color. His delicate nature-inspired line-works go into great detail to portray the chosen motifs. He repeats those details endlessly in order to fill the surfaces on which he works. Tellas is one of the few street artists who is not striving to convey strong political messages but rather create the outstanding, meditative artworks that make observers feel good.
Listed as one of the 25 most interesting street artists worldwide by the Huffington Post, Tellas develops his art in various fields: drawing, painting, installations, printing techniques and even audio-video productions. The artist has also been featured in countless art guides, magazines and publications.
Among a large and seemingly unending number of murals in his portfolio (for example his public murals and installations which were recorded into the documentary “A Grande terra do Sertão” during a one-month long art residency in Brazil together with Roberto Ciredz), his participation in shows, festivals and exhibitions embrace a great part of his career in art. From Australia to Russia, over to Latin America, he presents his artwork with the most interesting topics that somehow all relate to his younger self of growing up in Sardinia.
Your building would look a lot better with the art of Tellas!