2018/11/27 - 2018/12/31
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, 1965. Lives and works in Paris, France. 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. Since 2004, his sculptures have been shown in international cultural institutes like the XIII Bienal de Cuenca 2016, 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. The artist has been living and working in Paris since 2008, where he is represented by the Denise René gallery.