This exhibition – de Movellán’s twelfth with the gallery – features new large-scale outdoor works on the terraces, smaller indoor works on the tenth floor, and a groundbreaking installation in the gallery’s ninth floor gallery. Code refers to de Movellán’s own aesthetic language, the common thread that links each of his works – wholly unique – into a cohesive series and beyond into the greater arc of his career. Secondly, the genetic code that makes us all who we are is particularly pertinent in de Movellán’s case. The son of an architect and an abstract painter, de Movellan makes work that reflects that unique pairing in its unrivaled combination of precision form and artistic sensibility. Finally, Code references the digital language that the artist taught himself in order to help program his large installation.
This installation will be de Movellán’s largest and most complex indoor work to date. Hanging from the ceiling, the installation uses unique computer coding programmed by the artist to operate the fans and lights that accompany the sculptural elements. The work is entirely self-sufficient, made to both generate and define motion. In this case, the LED lights add to the sensation of randomness, both in their chaotic travel attached to the elements, and in their precisely written code. It serves as the first in a future series in which de Movellán hopes to work more with light control and its cooperation with motion, combining his mastery of the analog world of sculpture and the continually advancing digital realm.