Vytautas Kumza

Vytautas Kumza was born in 1992). Heis Lithuanian-born, Amsterdam-based photographer of the younger generation. The artist focuses on interventions in everyday situations that result in the manipulation of the physical, temporal and aesthetic laws of the subjects within his images. These simulations create a space of contemporaneity in which the beholder can only linger and experience the present moment. By provoking the performativity of depth and surface both in the three-dimensional elements of his displays casting a shadow on the flat photographs and in the misleading interplay of background and foreground within images, the installations beckon: “Look. Yes, look again, and longer this time.” Artist tries to dismantle the logic of the objects so as to be able to rebuild them in different ways using sculpture and photography. Kumža makes assemblies oscillating between absurdity, encryption, transcription and inefficient functionality, sometimes revealing the banality of the genre.