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Elias Crespin

  • 32 Segmentos en ronda stainless steel, nylon, motors, computer, electronic interface 2014 100 cm ø
    32 Segmentos en ronda stainless steel, nylon, motors, computer, electronic interface 2014 100 cm ø

  • Gran 16 cubos 8 x 2 aluminum, nylon, motors, computer, electronic interface 2014 390 x 78 x 26 cm
    Gran 16 cubos 8 x 2 aluminum, nylon, motors, computer, electronic interface 2014 390 x 78 x 26 cm

  • Plano Flexionante 7 aluminum, nylon, motors, computer, electronic 2016 1 x 7.2 m
    Plano Flexionante 7 aluminum, nylon, motors, computer, electronic 2016 1 x 7.2 m

  • Circuconcéntricos Alu Rouge painted aluminium, nylon, motors, computer, electronic interface 2016 60 cm ø
    Circuconcéntricos Alu Rouge painted aluminium, nylon, motors, computer, electronic interface 2016 60 cm ø

Introduction

Born in Caracas of Venezuela in 1965, Elias Crespin first studied computer engineering and integrated both science and art into his artistic practice. He thus produces moving sculptures made of suspended metal mesh or rods that float in space, leading a dance of subtle colour and movements animated by small engines and a sophisticated technological device.

Biography

  • Now Lives and works in Paris, France
  • 1965 Born in Caracas, Venezuela

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015 “Chorégraphies géométriques”, Das Kleine Museum, Weissenstadt, Germany
  • 2014 “Mobiles”, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France
  • “Mouvements. De fil(s) et d’air, Designers’ Days 2014 in collaboration with Tai Ping”, Hôtel de Livry, Paris, France
  • “Temps suspend”, De La Marine Gallery, Nice, France
  • 2012 “Elias Crespin”, Musée en Herbe, Paris, France
  • “Parallels”, Cecilia de Torres Ltd., New York, NY, U.S.A.
  • 2011 “Visionary Collection Vol. 14. Elias Crespin Electrokinetics”, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2010 “Hiperficies”, Ars Longa Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2006 “Electrocinéticas”, Canal Centro de Producción Cultural, Caracas, Venezuela

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 “Visión constructive”, Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela
  • “On blue”, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
  • “Everybody is crazy, but me”, Maison particulière, Brussels, Belgium
  • “Cercle et carré”, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2015 “Vers une architecture de lumière”, Chartreuse de Villeneuve lès Avignon, France
  • “Cinétique numérique aujourd’hui”, Denise René - Espace Marais Gallery, Paris, France
  • “Mapping Festival”, Genève, Suisse
  • “L’art et le numérique en résonance 2/3 : Ré-émergence”, Maison populaire, Montreuil, France
  • “Noir et blanc”, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
  • “Editions et multiples”, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2014 “Inhabiting the world”, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
  • “Homage to Denise René”, Espace-Expression, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
  • “Drawing in Space”, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz - St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • “Horizon nécessaire”, Musée Passager, Île-de-France region itinerant museum
  • “Structures de l’invisible”, Galerija Klovicevi dvori, Zagreb, Croatia / Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 2013 “Mouvements et Lumières”, Centre d’art contemporain Frank Popper, Marcigny, France
  • “Em movimento”, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo, Brazil
  • “Cinetik!”, Fondation Stämpfli, Sitges, Spain
  • “Turbulences II”, Villa Empain - Fondation Boghossian, Brussels, Belgium
  • “Intersecting Modernities: Latin American Art from the Brillembourg Capriles Collection”, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S.A.
  • “Dynamo. Un siècle de lumière et de mouvement dans l’art. 1913 – 2013”, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • “Art cinétique, art numérique”, Denise René Espace Marais Gallery, Paris, France
  • “Inner Journeys”, La Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
  • “Made in Light”, Fondation Vasarely / Espace Fondation EDF / Christie’s
  • “Des gestes de la pensée”, La Verrière - Fondation Hermès, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2012 “Exposition de groupe”, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
  • “Diálogos Contemporáneos desde la Collección”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas, Venezuela
  • “Hommage à Denise René”, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
  • “Constructed Dialogues: Concrete, Geometric, and Kinetic Art from the Latin American Art Collection”, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, U.S.A.
  • “Turbulences”, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
  • 2011 “Cosmopolitan Routes”, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, U.S.A.
  • “Once Tipos del 11”, Fundación Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela
  • 2009 “North Looks South. Building the Latin American Collection”, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, U.S.A.
  • “Writings”, Cecilia de Torres Ltd., New York, NY, U.S.A.
  • 2008 “Life Forms”, Kinetica Museum, London, U.K.
  • 2005 “63 Salón Michelena”, Ateneo de Valencia, Valencia, Venezuela
  • “II Mega Exposición Homenaje à Jesús Soto”, Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela / Museo del Estado Miranda, Los Teques, Venezuela
  • “Ingravidez”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela / Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela
  • 2004 “Ingravidez”, Ateneo de Cabudare, Cabudare, Venezuela
  • “Mutaciones en el espacio”, Museo del Estado Miranda, Los Teques, Venezuela

Prizes

  • 2005 “Premio Armando Reverón”, 61 Salón Arturo Michelena, Ateneo de Valencia, Valencia, Venezuela
  • 2004 “Artist’s Choice Award”, ArtBots 2005, Saints Michael and John’s Church, Dublin, Ireland

Publications

  • 2014 Elias Crespin, text by Serge Faucherau, Denise René Gallery: Paris, France
  • Elias Crespin. Temps suspendu, text by Pierre Sterckx, Galerie de la Marine: Nice
  • 2013 Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, « Elias Crespin. The interplay between the material and the immaterial », in Intersecting Modernities. Latin American Art from The Brillembourg Capriles Collection, edited by Mari Carmen Ramirez, The Museum of Fine Arts: Houston, TX, U.S.A.
  • Turbulences II, edited by David Rosenberg and Pierre Sterckx, Fondation Boghossian / Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton : Brussels, Belgium
  • 2012 Elias Crespin. Parallels, Cecilia de Torres, Ltd.: New York, NY, U.S.A.
  • 2010 Elias Crespin. Hiperficies, Ars Longa : Paris, France

Public Collections

  • Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Das Kleine Museum, Weissenstadt, Germany
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, U.S.A.
  • El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, U.S.A.
  • Collection Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Miami, FL, U.S.A.