63,5 x 14 cm ∅
Aluminium, nylon, engines, computer, electronic interface
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Denise René
Circualineados Alu is a mobile sculpture composed by ten aligned aluminium circles moved by an electronic-mechanical motorized system controlled by a software. The complex technique of the mechanism is hidden to the eye of the spectator to let appear only the dance of the metallic elements that wave slowly in the space, suspended to nearly invisible nylon threads. They split up, recompose, move like a living organism, drawing in the air a choreography conceived by the artist.
Elias Crespin uses custom-software-controlled motors to animate the modular geometric structures he creates. His installations consist of arrangements of metal hand formed elements or single elements in geometric shapes, which are suspended in midair by nearly invisible nylon threads. Through computer programming, they constantly shift and mutate, producing highly nuanced choreographic effects. His work questions the concept of form, space, movement and time and it’s often associated with the study of color, the experimentation of different materials and textures, of light and shadow.
Elias Crespin grew up in Caracas, where he was originally trained as a computer engineer. His parents were both mathematicians, his grandparents were artists and its work perfectly integrate these two personal universes, science and art. It was only later in his career, in 2002, after having worked for fifteen years in software programming, that he started developing his first piece. He finished it after two years of research.
Since 2004, his works have been shown in international cultural institutions like the Busan Biennale in Korea in 2014, in the Museum of Fine Arts Huston, in the Grand Palais and the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris, in the Boghossian Foundation, the Maison particulière, the Verrière Hermès in Brussels. They have entered the collections of important institutes such as the Museum of Fine Arts Huston, El Museo del Barrio in New York, the MALBA in Buenos Aires. Since 2008 he lives and works in Paris.