Maxim Zhestkov: Explores Physical And Digital Realities Through The Art of Code
His work is inspired by nature: physics, geometry, and space with the underlying essence of Soviet Constructivism and architectural design principles. Zhestkov seeks to decipher the laws of physics and nature depicted in ethereal yet meticulously constructed spaces unlocking the door to an immersive world. A visual dialect emphasised via a fusion of architecture, sculpture, movement and sound. Inside these rectilinear structures are spawning organisms composed of shapes, dots, and spheres of colour, fluidly morphing to their environmental circumstances. Zhestkov’s architectural fantasies make us contemplate our perception of reality in an esoteric fashion.
We are currently in an unprecedented era of art
The physical and digital worlds have collided, no longer constrained by the traditional aspects of aesthetics and theory. Artists freely play with form, subtlety, and complexity in ways once thought impossible.
Artistic exploration has evolved; computers are now the easel and the canvas, and programming languages the brushes. The creation and experience of art are expansive yet beautifully immersive. The art of code has taken centre stage. One of the conductors is artist Maxim Zhestkov; he employs computer code to connect physical and digital realities, investigating the affinity between the two realms and how they interact.
"I love to experiment with different mediums, exploring the theories that shape the universe and discovering what is behind the curtain of our reality"
This last year has been very productive for the artist, exhibiting at the Decentral Art Pavilion in Venice and collaborating with London’s W1 Curates for his Waves exhibition. Currently, he has his work in the Kunsthalle Zürich exhibition DYOR (do your research), a mandate of the crypto scene. Zhestkov is gearing up for his latest project, Modules, an immersive VR and artistic microverse project.