Following his representation of Lithuania in 2009 at the 53rd Venice Biennale, Zilvinas Kempinas presents BALLROOM at Yvon Lambert in New York, a large installation originally produced and exhibited as part of the group show Sketeches of Space by the Musée d'Art Moderne (MUDAM), Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg in summer 2010.
Kempinas uses unorthodox materials to create installations that transform architectural space and light to
determine optical effect. Known for his work with unwound magnetic tape and fans, the artist uses basic principles of physics to enliven materials for his sculptures.
Zilvinas Kempinas: BALLROOM, 2010 (installation view at Yvon Lambert, New York)
For this installation, Kempinas alters the white cube of the gallery into a continually shifting dramatic landscape. As air currents and the hum of fans fill the space, vivid reflections of spinning lights multiply in fluctuating panels of Mylar, generating a parameter of bold color.
Kempinas will also be featured in the upcoming group exhibition On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century at the Museum of Modern Art, New York from 21 November 2010 - 7 February 2011.
Zilvinas Kempinas was born in Plunge, Lithuania in 1969 and currently lives and works in New York.
Yvon Lambert Gallery Website