Žilvinas Kropas

Žilvinas Kropas
Žilvinas Kropas

I am an alternative photographer from Lithuania. I have been creating an artistic photography since 2012. An exclusive feature of my creative work is – taking a photo by using Pinhole, Lumen prints, Chlorophyll process and Cyanotype photographic techniques. I consider myself
to be an idealist, looking for beauty and harmony everywhere, able to properly
appreciate spiritual and cultural values, I have a special intuition, and a very volatile imagination.

“When I regard the photographs of Žilvinas Kropas, I never stop asking myself about what photography is. I come to the conclusion that, on the one hand, we are used to attributing to photography the function of documenting the recognizable world or beautifying the reality; on the other hand, in this way we are forgetting that photographs may be capricious, characteristic, noncompromising – like bright personalities. In this contemporary world of universal depreciation of the image artists like Žilvinas Kropas return the character of photography to the Olympus of arts. Prof. Dr. Remigijus Venckus (media artist and critic).”

Solo exhibition:

2019 – “Illumination of solar scripts”, Biržai region museum.

2019 – “Illumination of solar scripts”, Anykščiai Art Incubator.

2018 –“Illumination of solar scripts”, Panevėžys Photography gallery, Lithuania.

Group exhibition:

2019 – International exhibition “Artists of The World”, Vietnam.

2019 – International art and science festival “PASA”, Sounth Korea.

2019 – VIII festival of pinhole photography “OFFO”, Polish.

2019 – International alternative photography project “Amorfo”, Lithuania – Argentina.

2019 – International exhibition. Dusetos cultural centre gallery of art “Horse in photography”.

2019 – Online group exhibition “Camera Obscura”, analog forever magazine.

2018 – International interdisciplinary art project “Visible in Time”, United Kingdom.

2018 – International interdisciplinary art project “Hundreds of feelings to Lithuania“

2016 – International pinhole photo exhibition “Human“, Belarus.

2016 – Exhibition “Remembering the Future” of Panevėžys Photo Gallery.

2016 – International pinhole exhibition “Body and Movement“, an image for culture IV, Colombia.

2016 – Panevėžys Photographers Society exhibition “Portraits of actors’’.

Articles and publications:

Photographs have been published in international art journals and specialized press.

2020 – The Hand (a magazine for reproduction-based arts), issue 27. (US).

2020 – Musée (online photography magazine), weekend portfolio. (US).

2020 – l’Œil de la Photographie (online photography magazine), the solar script phenomenon. (France).

2019 – Dodho (online photography magazine), international alternative photography project “Amorfo”, Lithuania – Argentina. (Spain).

2019 – Catalogue “Horse in photography”. Publication

2018 – A critical review of Žilvinas Kropas’s photography – Prof. Dr. RemigijusVenckus.“Šiaulių naujienos”.

2018 – Shots (art magazine), issue 139. (US).

2018 – The article in weekly “Voice of Panevėžys“ about me and my work.

2017 – Blur (online photography magazine), issue 58.

2016 – f/D book of pinhole. (US).

2016 – Magazine of culture and history „Senvagė“. Publication

“Žilvinas Kropas, pursuing strictly pure alternative photography and his own artistic program, is the person who seeks to reanimate the cult background for art,
eliminated in the age of reproduction. He endows photography with what traditionally belongs to fine arts: the original, authenticity, and cultivation of good
taste! – Prof. Dr. Remigijus Venckus (media artist and critic)”.

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