Lithuania-born artist Zilvinas Kempinas creates site-specific installations that re-contextualize materials such as video tape to transform physical space into utter illusion. The physical and optical impact on the viewer is caused by precise geometry that utilizes both structure and light. Illusions of velocity and vibration are echoed through the space to accentuate the architecture and provide a new way of experiencing a familiar and otherwise non-descriptive space.
The artist has been living and working in New York City since the completion of his MFA at Hunter College in 2002. Kempinas has experienced rapid growth since his entire 2006 exhibition at the Spencer Brownstone Gallery was purchased for the Margulies Collection in Miami. Developing an international reputation, Kempinas has recently completed exhibitions with Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.