Step by step, 2021
Hahnemuehle matte fine art archival paper (bright white)
29,7 x 21 cm
€ 150,- (Excluding tax, excluding shipping)
Statement by the artist:
My work exists in a universe governed by a deceptive and fantastical logic that elevates the banality of everyday life into the status of an oddity. The content of the work holds an obsessive look for meaning, staging conversations with objects that remain mute, anticipating a space where all things activate each other as to orchestrate a performance between the animated and the lifeless. In this photograph spatial constellation is constructed from a flat imagery of a foot. As an attempt to expand visual depth was used repetition of the same cut out fragments of a print creating unusual glitch for the viewers eye.
Vytautas Kumza (b. 1992) is Lithuanian-born, Amsterdam-based artist. In 2017 he graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He has held several solo shows in Lithuania and Netherlands, participated in group shows in Lithuania, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, Greece, Czech Republic. His artworks were presented in international art fairs and photography festivals.
He is winner of Sybren Hellinga Kunstprijs and Emerging Artist Stipendium from Mondriaan Fonds, also in 2019 Vytautas got a grant from Lithuanian Council for Culture. Young photographer also won Ron Mandos Photo Talent Award and HvA photographer in Residence award. He was nominated for Rabobank Dutch National Photographic Portrait Talent prize, for Riga Photography Biennal award, StartPoint Prize 2017 and for European Photography Prize.