Kumža’s works exist in a universe governed by a deceptive logic, that elevates the banality of everyday life into the status of oddity. His work stages conversations with objects that remain mute, as to orchestrate a performance between the animated and the lifeless. While the artist’s work positions itself primarily within photography, its content is often constructed as an installation, using sculptural elements and presentation displays to create embodied experiences for the audience. Visual illusions, spatial constructs, inverted colours and exaggerated scales are found in his practice.
Vytautas Kumža (1992) is a Lithuanian visual artist based in Amsterdam. In 2017 he graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, with a BA in Photography. His work has been shown in art venues such as Prospekto Gallery, Vilnius, MAMA Rotterdam, SUNDY gallery, London, MoPS Photography Museum, Seoul, Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, The National Gallery, Prague, Art Rotterdam, Foto Tallinn and Art Dubai. In 2019, he won the Sybren Hellinga art prize, and in 2017 he won the Ron Mandos Photo Talent Award.
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Vytautas Kumža – Last Rays (2021)
Available works by Vytautas Kumža
Bad Seeds (2021)
Bitter Sweet (2021)
Last Rays (2021)