MAXIM ZHESTKOV'S MESMERIZING VISUALS AND FUTURISTIC CONCEPTS

“Synchronizing with global data storages, information generated by each of us forms clouds and becomes a part of gigantic clusters structured by algorithms. Every bit of information that we upload finds its place in patterns generated by artificial intelligence, changing its initial meaning. With this data metamorphosis, we unintentionally create new meanings and learn to understand human mind through technologies.”

By Balthazar Malevolent

MAXIM ZHESTKOV'S MESMERIZING VISUALS AND FUTURISTIC CONCEPTS

Maxim Zhestkov is an artist who uses digital tools to examine the principles that form our environments, societies, and universes — physical or digital. Combining basic geometrical shapes — dots, spheres, and planes — Zhestkov builds intricate systems existing by the rules of the real world and examines how combinations of different forces and elements lead to the emergence of complex spaces and networks of connections.

With mesmerizing visuals and futuristic concepts, Zhestkov's artworks pose questions about the relationship between humanity and technologies, the future of digital simulations, and the nature of our physical world.

Though each art project is an exploration of a particular theme, the artist examines different phenomena through the lens of the unified visual language. At the core of Maxim’s artworks lies realisticity, as every project is based on a digital simulation of material objects acting upon the laws of nature, created together with high-profile technical specialists at Zhestkov.Studio. This attention to detail is what makes Maxim’s work convincing and gives it the power to involve viewers in a dialogue about bonds that shape our lives.

Converging visuals, sound, and architecture, the artist constructs total works of art that transcend the traditional importance of museums and galleries as places for the perception of art. With digital environments controlled by the artist, each artwork exists in its own universe, open for every viewer despite their location.

Maxim Zhestkov

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