Žilvinas Kempinas

Žilvinas Kempinas (1969) uses minimal means and materials to create compelling installations, objects and ‘pictures’, in which minimalism, as well as optical and kinetic art, find points of contact. His signature creative material is magnetic tape. The lightness,flexibility, reflectivity and inherent ability of magnetic tape to store information have helped him to create not only visually compelling, but also conceptually significant works of art that stretch the boundaries of sculpture. Kempinas’ installations, which feature magnetic tape, elementary laws of physics such as gravity and wind, and mathematical precision, transform the audience’s understanding of space, create an impression of poetic gesture, and play with the limits of two-dimensionality and volume.