Žilvinas Landzbergas ‘Crown Off’
‘Crown Off’ is a sculptural object of stag horns that have been enlarged ten times. The object is exhibited in space as a living thing and not as a hunting trophy; it seems to belong to another era, fusing the past experience with the doubt and fear so characteristic to our contemporary lifestyle.
Žilvinas Landzbergas (1979) lives and works in Vilnius. He was resident at the Institute De Ateliers in Amsterdam and in 2008 received the Thieme Art Award from the Netherlands contemporary art publisher. An important role in his work is assigned to material, colour and light, where the interaction between all three generate significant references, in addition to social commentary, which is combined with reflections rooted in personal practice. Individual mythology, experience, emotions and various details characteristic to spare time combine to produce the conceptual framework behind Žilvinas Landzbergas’ art and his created micro-cosmos. It is characterised by associative semantic and laconic visual form and materials. He was involved in the creative collective “Blizge’ together with Lithuanian artists Mindaugas Lukošaitis and Rokas Petruskevicius. Since 2003 Landzbergas has actively participated in international exhibitions; including his solo show that was represented by the Modern Art Oxford Gallery in Great Britain (2005). The artist will create the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Art Biennale (2017).