Zilvinas Kempinas

The Lithuanian artist Zilvinas Kempinas experiments with possibilities of portraying movement within art.

He is interested in visual effects, as well as contemporary practice of trompe l’œil and illusionism, whose depth and monumentality can be achieved through the enormous lightness of the materials used.

Best known are Kempinas’ videotape works, although he doesn’t utilize them as data carriers but rather as material for his, mostly, room filling installations.

The relationship of his works to their location, the precision in the way he works, the extension of the materials within the architecture and the interplay of light and shadow constitute Zilvinas Kempinas’ artistic output.

The artist lives and works in New York. In 2007, he won the renowned Calder Prize and in 2009 he will orchestrate the Lithuanian pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

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