TELLAS

ABOUT TELLAS

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

Tellas (Cagliari, 1985) has grown up in Sardinian’s harsh lands.
From these places began his artistic research: his works are a personal and intimate vision of the elements of the surrounding natural landscapes, a meditative process that combines space and shapes which characterize his work.
In 2014 the Huffington Post US listed him as one of the 25 most interesting street artists worldwide; in 2015 Tellas was featured in The Urban Contemporary Art Guide, edited by the important Graffiti Art Magazine, selected among the 100 best emerging artists of the year worldwide.
The medium by which he expresses his style are the most different: drawings, paintings, installations, prints, videos, confirming the desire to experiment and develop different languages. His 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 the end, the projects in collaboration with other artists are various, including Martina Merlini, with which creates Asylum, a work in progress that explores the microcosm of birds and from which originates several exhibitions. With Roberto Ciredz, however, after being selected for an artistic residency in Brazil, Tellas develops many public murals and installations in Sergipe, which were recorded into the documentary “A grande terra do Sertão”.