Even at rest, any of these seven mesmerizing works will transform a simple space into a vibrant one. Once powered by wind or hand, they build endless compositions as the shapes rotate and spin – as if dancing, these lyrical constructions waltz and sway elegantly to music only they can hear. Enhancing the visual experience, de Movellán often incorporates contrasting colours and materials.
Similar to the motion of a roller coaster, the five oblong shapes of the "Flying Dutchman" sweep and loop around, taking all in their presence for a wild ride, speeding up for fractions of moments before once again slowing down to gather momentum. This sculpture comprising black-anodized and nickel-plated aluminium and stainless steel stands 35 inches (88.9 cm) tall. In the same spirit but slightly smaller in size, "Dihedral Green" rhythmically spins two arms with teardrop- shaped extensions, their brushed surfaces cheerfully accented with a mint powder-coated edge.
"Lunette" adds another dimension to the artist's work by strategically placing six arms with spinning teardrops on one axis, creating a dazzling show of seemingly choreographed movements. The kinetic sculpture standing 36 inches (91.4 cm) high features components made of brass, stainless steel, and brushed aluminium with a rich green powder-coated edge emphasizing the motion. Time seems to stand still when observing the endless geometric patterns unfolding in this work of art.
The ebb and flow of "Halcyon" is reminiscent of a kaleidoscope. Here, de Movellán strategically positions four golden arms ending in openworked circles and crescent shapes, vacillating in seamless motions creating a continuously evolving scene of shapes against a deep black backdrop. The fluid movement of this framed kinetic work is powered by electricity. "Halcyon" is made using powder-coated aluminium, acrylic paint on aluminium, powder-coated brass and stainless steel and measures 34 inches (86.4 cm) square and 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm) deep.
"Ephemeris" is an animated composition with an open structure that hangs on the wall. This round work is 16 inches (40.6 cm) in diameter and incorporates aluminium semicircles powder coated in black, swinging and turning as if on a collision course. Adding to the piece’s aesthetic, each airy shape is accented with a vibrant red lighting gel sheet, primarily used to change or filter the colour of light, moving to create endless patterns that slowly dissolve right before the eyes.
Through sound and motion, "Eclipse" captures the hypnotic power of kinetic art. Similar to a longcase clock, "Eclipse" is powered by a weighted pendulum and moves gracefully thanks to its time-portioning escapement; a clutch bearing allows only forward motion. Once in action, the arm swings in circular motions, almost emulating the hands of a clock. This impressive work makes the passage of time tangible, the ticking escapement and continuous motion tracking time without actually measuring it. At 30 inches (76 cm) wide by 34 inches (86 cm) tall and incorporating striking gold leaf accents, "Eclipse" would make an excellent addition to any wall space.
Each unique artpiece in the "Forward Motion" collection is signed by the artist.