Maxim Zhestkov is an artist who examines the connections of physical and digital realities. Divided by a permeable membrane, these two worlds exist in a constant exchange and redefine one another. Zhestkov acts on their intersection: manifesting the continuity of exploration, he imagines new worlds and expands the understanding of the phenomena present in our universe.

Merging architecture, sculpture, color, movement, and sound, the artist combines various channels of perception to develop a distinct universal language to depict complicated concepts and ideas in a succinct yet not scaled down manner. Experience and observation as well as a diverse and digitally sophisticated toolkit give an endless supply to this artistic research. Combining basic geometrical shapes — dots, spheres, and planes — Zhestkov creates intricate and hypnotic visual stories centralized on objects in their volume, detail, and beauty of movement.

The message of his art exploration is to find ways out of implicit limits of comprehension: capturing the unexpected, Maxim aspires to open doors to the unknown and spotlight the unseen.

Current and upcoming exhibitions

  • Solo Show

    , London, 2023

Selected publications

Selected exhibitions

  • Nassima Landau, Tel Aviv

    , 2022
  • Kunsthalle Zurich , 2022
  • Christie's , New York, 2022
  • Decentral Art Pavilion, Venice

    , 2022
  • Unit London , 2021
  • Contemporary Istanbul

    , 2021
  • MIT

    , 2019
  • Shanghai Modern Art Museum

    , 2019
  • Hermitage Museum

    , 2019
  • ArtBasel Miami

    , 2019
  • Ars Electronica Festival

    , 2018

Commercial collaborations

  • BMW

  • PlayStation

  • Samsung

  • Microsoft

  • Google

  • Adobe

  • Ford

  • IDEO

  • MTV

Selected talks

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