Maxim Zhestkov

Anamorphic Generations

Anamorphic Generations

Digital

Medium: ERC-721

Dimensions: 1920 x 1080


10 unique works extending Zhestkov's digital vocabulary by relating software-generated forms to Renaissance-era studies of perspective.

Physical

Chrome sculpture

Medium: Chrome plated bronze cast sculpture

Dimensions: 40cm height

Price to redeem: ($30,500)


⁠Old and new techniques combine to produce a physical sculpture steeped in different material traditions. The fabrication process, located in a Lebanese foundry, faithfully captures the complexity and chrome finish of the digital forms.

Production timescales

A 3D print mould is created before being lost-wax cast in bronze. Each work is then electroplated in chrome to create a highly polished mirror finish. Production takes approximately two months to complete.

Authentication

High resolution photographs of final sculptures including their serial numbers and condition reports are appended onchain when artworks are redeemed.

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Anamorphic Generations consists of ten video artworks redeemable for physical bronze cast chrome plated sculptures. The 1/1 artworks are available via enquiry.

⁠In Anamorphic Generations, undulating cones of light uncover hidden architectural forms. What do artists reveal by utilising the latest knowledge and tools? In 1553, when Hans Holbein painted an anamorphic skull in the middle of The Ambassadors, it was a shocking and innovative way to relate viewer and painting.

Release date
August 1 2023
Series
Anamorphic Generations

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Contract Address:
0xd414...f4f0 (ERC-721)

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Redemption deadline: Unrestricted

About the artwork

Anamorphic Generations consists of ten video artworks redeemable for physical bronze cast chrome plated sculptures, as well as an open-edition redeemable for prints that are hand finished with the artist's sketches.

The 1/1 artworks are available via enquiry.

In Anamorphic Generations, undulating cones of light uncover hidden architectural forms. What do artists reveal by utilising the latest knowledge and tools? In 1553, when Hans Holbein painted an anamorphic skull in the middle of The Ambassadors, it was a shocking and innovative way to relate viewer and painting.

Zhestkov uses ultra-contemporary digital technologies to similarly engender new relationships between the audience and the artwork. In Anamorphic Generations, we see Zhestkov's celebrated digital vocabulary extend by relating software-generated forms to Renaissance-era studies of perspective. The result is a new way of looking at the act of looking itself. A metaphysics of technology's blackbox rendered as physical magic.

The production of the physical sculptures developed through several iterations. A fabrication process, located in a Lebanese foundry, faithfully captures the complexity and chrome finish of the NFT's digital sculptural form. The fabrication process has three steps:

The sculptural form is 3D printed; a bronze cast is poured into the mould; and finally the object is electroplated in chrome. Ancient and recent techniques combine to produce an artefact steeped in different material traditions. Completing the project is an open edition that presents freeze-frames from the dynamic of Zhestkov's digital forms. The open edition is redeemable for a Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photorag Pearl paper, which is then hand finished by the artist.


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