In this solo exhibition at Prospekto Gallery in Vilnius, Vytautas Kumža presents the latest photographic works, which he combines with sculptural objects of similar logic in the space. Interested in the materiality of the environment from which our cognitive experience originates, Kumža uses different production processes to destroy, remove, or recombine as an opportunity to emerge an alternative.
It often captures and reinforces the feeling of absurdity or strangeness in unstable, illusory and sometimes deceptive moments of everyday life. The main focus is not in people, but in the traces they leave and what meaning it holds.
Works can be seen as the study of causes and effects or different ways in which simple gestures can change the position of an object and have important consequences for that. Kumža uses an arsenal of various instruments to transform deeply resonating carriers of meaning. Using a variety of materials - photographs, glass, epoxy, hair, mirror and colored foil, the artist creates a strange resonance environment, a space of reflection that disrupts the relationship of everyday objects.
This exhibition is reminiscent of the process of photosynthesis, like a greenhouse space. It becomes an ecosystem offering to rethink beliefs or abandon prejudices.