A painting is simply a fact, an action or an intervention, in which all the internal elements are intertwined in a determined way. This connection or relation is precisely what I have been denominating, for years, structure.
Considered one of the pioneers of cybernetic art in Spain, Elena Asins developed her own graphic systems to produce shapes. These systems were based in numeric series, grammatical structures and musical developments. Interested in the core fundamentals of semiotics, she studied with Max Bense at the Universität Stuttgart in Germany and later on with Noam Chomsky at the University of Columbia, New York. In 2011 she was awarded with the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas (National Prize of Fine Arts).
Elena Asins received numerous grants during her career, including Fundacion March’, Madrid, “Beca para España” (Grant for Spain) in 1978, the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s Grant in 1980, and the Juan March Foundation’s grant for the U.S. In 1985 she was invited by Columbia University, New York, as Visiting Professor, and in 1988 she received the First Prize Zeitscrift fúr Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2011 Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, dedicated a large retrospective to Elena Asins. Her work is included in museums and private and public Collections such as Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Museo de Arte Abstracto de Cuenca, Museo de Bellas Artes de Álava, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Museu d’Art Contemporani Vicente Aguilera Cerní de Vilafamés, Fundación Banesto, Unión FENOSA Collection, MACA (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante), or Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao.