A multidisciplinary artist. Elena Asins centers her search on a language based on numbers, ratios and rhythm. She does not need to give expression to visual references that are linked to the real world. Nor is she especially interested in symbols. Only those that refer to concepts with a universal character. The Idea is absolute, the source for concrete images. The computer and calculator as work tools to obtain mathematical forms in numerical interrelationships. Technology allied to Art.
Elena Asins was initiated into figuration in the 1960s. She worked with the Castilla 63 group, founded in 1963 by Miguel Pinto, and also with New Generation. Later she joined the Calculus Center at the Complutense University (Madrid), where she coincided with José María Yturralde and Soledad Sevilla at the “Generation of Plastic Forms” seminar. The mathematical basis of Art that she discovered at this seminar became a definitive influence in her later evolution, as well as the widening of creative horizons that permitted the use of new technologies.
Elena Asins was also profoundly marked by the time she spent at the University of Stuttgart. There she met Max Bense, the father of theoretical-computer esthetics, with whom she delved into the basics of semiotics. And finally there was her United States experience: Columbia University (Department of Computer Science and Computer Art), the stage for her first computer generated artworks.
Elena Asins goes beyond the limits of pictorial language, taking her artistic concepts to music and architecture. Sculpture as well. From a gunwhale that she herself restored in Azpirotz (Navarre), she has created pieces that can now be seen in the streets of Zarauz (Guipúzcoa) and in Vitoria (Álava).
In October, 2006, she was awarded the Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts.