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Born in 1965 in Venezuela. Lives and works in Paris.
In 2002, Elias Crespin began exploring different ways to create movement from computer controlled electronic systems. His body of work is highly influenced by his studies in computer science and the as the art of his grandmother Gertrud Goldschmidt, better known as GEGO. By shaping and assembling metal wires, he creates ethereal, mobile structures that are somewhere in between drawing, sculpture and architecture. Crespin’s art consist either of hand molded metal mails, or individual elements that together form a geometric figure. The installations slowly - almost imperceptibly - dance in space, from order to chaos back to order again, thanks to a computer-programmed motor. He explains: “I’ve always been interested in shapes and logic. I appreciate the sensuality and perception of things, such as how to enjoy a beautiful sunset. But I am also interested in more complex things, such as functions, the properties of a circle or triangle, the drawing that can generate a specific mathematical relationship…” Crespin’s work is part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, El Museo del Barrio in New York and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires.