Maxim Zhestkov (b.1985, Russia) is a visual and motion graphic artist whose practice centres around the influence of digital media on shifting the boundaries of visual language. In digitally rendered contemporary gallery-like settings, digital forms and sculptures move and interact. The forms are beautifully choreographed, producing rhythmic and complex movement patterns that play with their surroundings. Zhestkov’s work pushes the boundaries of the traditional white cube gallery environment, and questions how art is and will be viewed and experienced with the increasing influence of digital media.
Zhestkov also works professionally in the creative industries applying his knowledge of digital techniques. He has worked with a number of major global clients including Google, Microsoft, Fox, MTV, IDEO, BMW, Ford, Nokia and FutureBrand. His works have been presented internationally in festivals and exhibitions, including Onedotzero Festival, UK; Cannes Lions, Cannes, FR; Yota Space, St Petersburg, RU; Roja Art Space, Sao Paulo, BR; Digital Decade, UK; London Sketchbook Festival, UK; and Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, HK.