- José Luis Alexanco Madrid, Spain, 1942
- Dimensions:15 x 15 x 14,5 cm
- Category: Sculpture
- Entry date:2009
- Register number:AD05375
José Luis Alexanco’s work was already involved in the application of computer processes to human figure representation when he joined the first year of the Seminar on the Automatic Generation of Plastic Forms (1968-1973) at the Computer Centre of the Complutense University of Madrid. Of all those taking part in the seminar, Alexanco was the only artist able to do his own programming. The MOUVNT sculptures are a demonstration of his artistic investigation into computer-generated shapes and forms. To create them, the computer began with basic shapes taken from the synthesis of the human figure, and then applied transformations created by turning, expanding, transposing and interpolating and combining the shapes. Finally, the MOUVNT sculptures materialised as resin-coated laminates, through a process of feeding the computer information about the contours of the forms and transformations, meaning Alexanco could create around three hundred different sculptures from a single method. The Museo Reina Sofía keeps seven sculptures from the series, and the MOUVNT computer programme (1969-1973) that was used to generate them.
Carmen Fernández Aparicio
Alexanco, José Luis ( 1942-)
J.L. Alexanco : [exposición] alfabeto para una constitución : [del 19 de diciembre de 1978 al 25 de enero de 1979].Alexanco, José Luis ( 1942-)Madrid : Galeria Vandres, 1978.
Alexanco, José Luis ( 1942-)Barcelona : Centre d'Art Santa Monica, 1998.
Alexanco, José Luis ( 1942-)S.l. [Madrid] : [Galería Vandrés, 1979]
Alexanco, José Luis ( 1942-)[Cantabria : Sala de Arte Robayera, Ayuntamiento de Miengo, 2001]