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Elias Crespin in Chronomorphosis at Bildmuseet at Umeå University

Elias Crespin, Trianguconcéntricos Cuivre, 2021 © Elias Crespin. Photo: Pascal Maillard

Elias Crespin's 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. Through continuous motion, seemingly endless variations emerge. Shapes expand and fragment, only to glide together into coherent figures; chaos gives way to order, complexity to simplicity. The sculptures are controlled by a multitude of programmed motors concealed beneath the gallery ceiling. These subtle and hypnotically evocative works invite contemplation on form, space, movement, and time.
Crespin gained significant attention for his piece Grand HexaNet, which was showcased in the 2018 Artists & Robots exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. This led to his commission to create a permanent work for the Louvre in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the museum’s iconic pyramid entrance. With his work L'Onde du Midi, he stands today as one of the few now living artists represented at the Louvre. 
Bildmuseet now presents Elias Crespin's work for the first time in the Nordic countries. The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet.