De Kunstenaars

"Lightness?" january - march 2012

Born in 1969 in Lithuania. Lives and works in New York.

Zilvinas Kempinas employs non-traditional materials to create active and dynamic installations. He is interested in kinetic art and experiments with the possibilities of movement. In many of his works, Kempinas uses his signature material, unwound magnetic tape. They are used like sculpted material which physical attributes are revealed: lightness, mobility and transparency. The strength and ultra-lightweight nature of tape allows him to create beguiling and seemingly contradictory physical spectacles that skilfully subvert relationships with architecture, form, and space.