Mesplé: moving metal
A FILM BY ERIC MINh SWENSON
Recognized as a consummate artist, Mesplé excels in a wide variety of creative disciplines. His art, combined with computer science, is influenced by a desire to explore and heighten viewer relationships. Through interactive play and engagement, Mesplé is able to maximize experiences and stimulate new curiosities. By conceiving original methodologies the artist has paved an elusive and inviting path to communicate with and through his work.
Mesplé's technology-mediated art begins with that which is physically manifested, allowing him to develop uniquely well-engineered forms while concealing the most meticulous and intricate parts of his sculptures. His focus is not to display the complexity behind his creations, but rather to present visually simple, even minimalist work.
As a tireless innovator, Mesplé has been sought out for projects in the fields of fine art, technology, energy, medical, transportation and entertainment. He has worked for clients including Intel, Hyperloop, Google, Red Bull, Cedar Fair, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Denver International Airport, Smithsonian Museum, The White House, the U.S. Military and more.
Mesplé has been blacksmithing since the age of 11 and began working in a foundry at 14 fabricating public sculpture. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. In 2011 he achieved a Master of Science in Arts, Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.