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Elias Crespin / Chronomorphosis

2024-03-15 to 2025-01-12

Mobile sculptures move slowly and gracefully in intricate, precise formations, seemingly floating freely in the air. Circles, squares, lines, and triangles in metal or acrylic, suspended by barely noticeable nylon threads, create geometric choreographies based on mathematical algorithms. Elias Crespin’s subtle and hypnotically evocative works invite contemplation on form, space, movement, and time.  
 
Elias Crespin (b. 1965, Venezuela) is based in Paris. With a background in software programming, he started working as an artist in the early 2000s. Today, his works have been presented worldwide and he is one of the few now living artists represented at the Louvre. 
  
The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet. It is the first presentation of Crespin's work in the Nordic countries.

List of Works

Circular Inception, 2016
Acrylic, nylon, motors, computers, electronic interface
250 x 250 cm

TriNet, 2011
Aluminum, lead, nylon, motors, computer, electronic interface
293 x 260 cm
On loan from private collection in Caracas, Venezuela

Tetralineados Orange, 2010
Acrylic, aluminum, lead, nylon, motors, computer,
electronic interface
20 x 20 x 155 cm
On loan from private collection in Caracas, Venezuela

Linea Inox, 2016
[Linea Stainless steel]
Stainless steel, nylon, motors, computer, electronic interface
170 cm

Trianguconcéntricos Laiton 3/3, 2021
[Trianguconcéntricos Brass 3/3]
Brass, nylon, motors, computer, electronic interface
50,5 x 43,5 cm

Trianguconcéntricos Cuivre 3/3, 2021
[Trianguconcéntricos Copper 3/3]
Copper, nylon, motors, computer, electronic interface
50,5 x 43,5 cm

Tetralineados Transparente, 2010
[Tetralineados Transparent]
Acrylic, nylon, motors, computer, electronic interface
50,5 x 43,5 cm
On loan from Keltze Ojeda Collection in Houston, Texas, USA
Courtesy of Sicardi Ayers Bacino

Tetralineados fluo vert, 2016
[Tetralineados Fluo Green]
Acrylic, nylon, motors, computer, electronic interface
248 x 20 x 20 cm

HexaNet Inox, 2015
[HexaNet Stainless Steel]
Stainless steel, painted lead, nylon, motors, computer,
electronic interface
73 x 65 cm
On loan from Ricardo Gonzalez collection, Mexico
Courtesy of Galería RGR, Mexico

HexaNet on Tubes, 2015
Aluminum, brass, nylon, motors, computer,
electronic interface
73 x 65 cm
On loan from Ricardo Gonzalez collection, Mexico
Courtesy of Galería RGR, Mexico

Cuadriconcéntricos and Circuconcéntricos Alu 60, 2016
Aluminum, nylon, motors, computers, electronic interface

 

Interview with Elias Crespin

© Elias Crespin. Image Pascal Maillard / Manuel Martinic

© Elias Crespin. Image Pascal Maillard / Manuel Martinic

Elias Crespin (b. 1965, Venezuela) is a trained computer engineer and was active in Caracas until 2008. Today, he resides and works in Paris. His works have been presented in biennials and prominent venues in numerous countries, including at the Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador; the Busan Biennale, South Korea; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, USA; the Grand Palais and Musée de la Musique in Paris, France; the Boghossian Foundation, Maison Particulière, and Verrière Hermès in Brussels, Belgium; ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medien in Karlsruhe, Germany; and UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China. His works are held in collections at renowned institutions, including the Louvre and Maison de l'Amérique Latine in Paris, France; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and El Museo del Barrio in New York, USA; and MALBA, the Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art, Argentina.