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Elias Crespin



b. 1965, Caracas, Venezuela – lives in Paris, France since 2008

The child of mathematicians, Elias Crespin grew up in Caracas, Venezuela.  From an early age, he frequently visited the studio of his grandmother, the artist Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt), and her partner, the artist and designer Gerd Leufert, where the young Crespin was encouraged to experiment with different materials. 

At the same time, the artist's technical inclinations led him to study Computer Science at Venezuela's Universidad Central in Caracas, where he delved into the fields of mathematics, graphics, and topographical formulas.  After working for various software companies and then for his own consulting firm, he decided to dedicate his skills to art making. 

Crespin currently lives and works in Paris, where he continues to develop and apply new technological methods towards his artistic production.  Bridging the gap between technology and art, Crespin creates wire grid structures that are controlled by moving threads triggered by a computer program designed by the artist himself.  In this way, his pieces appear to dance in the air as they adopt and morph into new forms and patterns.

Crespin's artworks are included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), TX; the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Argentina; and El Museo del Barrio, NYC; as well as numerous other prestigious private collections.  


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Parallels

Parallels

Gallery exhibition catalogue with essay by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill; 65 pages fully illustrated.

$ 20.00 + postage

Elias Crespin Solo Exhibiton at Maison de l'Amérique Latine in Paris Elias Crespin Solo Exhibiton at Maison de l'Amérique Latine in Paris

We are pleased to announce Elias Crespin's Solo Exhibition:

Slow Motion, Maison de l'Amérique Latine, Paris, France

February 21 - May 6, 2017

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Elias Crespin Current Exhibition Elias Crespin Current Exhibition

We are pleased to announce Elias Crespin's current exhibition:

Everybody is crazy but me, Maison Particulière Art Center, Brussels, Belgium

On view until July 3, 2016

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Elias Crespin's most recent exhibition at Denise Rene Elias Crespin's most recent exhibition at Denise Rene

We are pleased to announce Elias Crespin's Malla Rectangular 3 x 5 (2015) being exhibited at Galerie Denise Rene Espace Marais from February 11 through March 9, 2016. 

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Elias Crespin's most recent exhibition Elias Crespin's most recent exhibition

We are pleased to announce Elias Crespin's most recent exhibition:

Vers une architecture de lumièreChartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon, France, September 15 through November 15, 2015

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Elias Crespin Upcoming Exhibition Elias Crespin Upcoming Exhibition

We are pleased to announce Elias Crespin's upcoming exhibition:

Selección = Relación | Espacio Monitor, Centro de arte Los Galpones, Caracas, Venezuela

Opening Reception: Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 11 a.m.

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Elias Crespin's current exhibitions Elias Crespin's current exhibitions

We are pleased to announce Elias Crespin's current exhibitons:

Trianguconcéntricos rouge fluo on view at the Mapping Festival in Geneva, Switzwerland, May 7 to 17, 2015. 

Elias Crespin, Chorégraphies Géométriques, at the Das Kleine Museum, Weissenstadt, Germany, March 29 though June 20, 2015.

Art and Digital resonates 2/3: Re-emergence, Maison Populaire de Montreuil, Paris, France, May 5 - July 4, 2015

Cinétique numérique aujourd'hui, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

Opening reception: Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m.

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Elias Crespin's new project at El Taller / Lo Otro, Madrid Elias Crespin's new project at El Taller / Lo Otro, Madrid

We are pleased to announce Elias Crespin's latest project:

Gran 16 cubos (2014) + Cuban jazz avant-garde concert, El Taller / Lo Otro, Madrid, Spain, Friday, April 17th, at 8 p.m.

Cuban jazz avant-garde with Jorge Vistel (trumpet) and Iván Melón (piano).

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Elias Crespin Exhibition at Galerie Denise Rene Elias Crespin Exhibition at Galerie Denise Rene

We are pleased to announce Elias Crespin's upcoming exhibition:

Elias Crespin, Galerie Denise René, October 17, 2014-January 3, 2015

Opening Reception: October 16, 7-9 PM

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Elias Crespin Upcoming Exhibitions Elias Crespin Upcoming Exhibitions

We are pleased to announce Elias Crespin upcoming exhibitions:

Necessary horizon, Le Musée passager, Saint-Denis - Paris, France, April 5-June 22, 2014

Opening Reception on April 8, 6:30 - 9 P.M.

 For more information about the show, please click here.

 

Structures de l'invisible, Galerija Klovićevi dvori, Zagreb, Croatia from April 16 - June 15, 2014

Opening reception: April 16, 7 P.M.

For more information about this exhibition, please click here.

 

D'Days 2014Showroom Tai Ping, Hôtel de Livry, Paris, France, May 19-25, 2014

Opening reception: May 20, 6 P.M.

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Elias Crespin Upcoming Exhibition Elias Crespin Upcoming Exhibition

We are pleased to announce Elias Crespin's upcoming exhibition:

Suspended Time, Galeria de la Marine, Nice, France, from February 22 to June 1, 2014.

Opening reception on February 21 at 7pm.

For more information, please contact the Atalier Crespin via email at contact@ateliercrespin.com


Elias Crespin Upcoming Exhibition Elias Crespin Upcoming Exhibition

We are pleased to announce Elias Crespin's upcoming exhibition:

Drawing in Space, Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Zouz, Switzerland, from February 15 to April 19, 2014.

Opening reception on February 15 at 6pm.

For more information, please contact Monica de Cardenas via email at info@monicadecardenas.com


Elias Crespin Upcoming Exhibition Elias Crespin Upcoming Exhibition

We are pleased to announce Elias Crespin upcoming exhibition:

FIAC, Grand Palais, Paris, France October 24 - 27, 2013

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Elias Crespin Exhibition at Raquel Arnaud Gallery Elias Crespin Exhibition at Raquel Arnaud Gallery

We are pleased to announce Elias Crespin's upcoming exhibition:

Em movimento, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo, Brazil / group exhibition
August 16 - October 26, 2013

For more information, please visit http://raquelarnaud.com/en/exposicoes/em-movimento/


Elias Crespin Current and Upcoming Exhibitions Elias Crespin Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Turbulences IIVilla Empain - Fondation Boghossian, Brussels | February 28 - September 1

Dynamo, Grand Palais, Paris | April 10 - July 22

Inner Journeys, La Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium | April 18 – June 30

Des gestes de la pensée, La Verrière - Fondation Hermès, Brussels, Belgium | April 19 – July 15

Art cinétique-numériqueGalerie Denise René Espace Marais, Paris | April 25 - May

Cinetik!, Fondation Stämpfli, Sitges, Spain (April 27 – October)


Elias Crespin Exhibition Reviews Elias Crespin Exhibition Reviews

We are pleased to share four reviews that Elias Crespin's exhibition - Parallels has recieved:

Joyce Beckenstein in Sculpture Magazine (April, 2013)

Robert C. Morgan in World Sculpture News (Volume 18, Number 2, Spring 2012)

Claire Breukel in Arte al Dia / International (Number 140, 2012)

Harper Montgomery in Art Nexus (Number 86, Volume 11, 2012)

 


Elias Crespin sculpture at Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton Elias Crespin sculpture at Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton

We are pleased to announce that a new sculpture by Elias Crespin, Plano Flexionante Circular, is currently being exhibited at Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris. The exhibition Turbulences will continue through September 16th, 2012.

For more information and images visit http://www.louisvuitton-espaceculturel.com/index_GB.html


Elias Crespin's Tri-Net sculpture at La Sala Mendoza, Caracas Elias Crespin's Tri-Net sculpture at La Sala Mendoza, Caracas

We are pleased to announce that Elias Crespin's kinetic sculpture Tri-Net is currently being exhibited at La Sala Mendoza, Caracas. The exhibition: Once tipos del 11 will continue through January 2012.