KUZNETCOV, Maksim

Artist statement:

In my work, I try to find answers to existential questions like: where is beauty and joy in our lives come from?; why do we enjoy living if our strongest memories are of negative experiences?; what is the meaning of life itself? I see human life as a sequence of emotional states underpinned by spiritual experiences that we often avoid investigating and, therefore, understanding.

I tend to think that moments of happiness are so rare & elusive, unsustainable and deceiving – yet are so needed in our lives. The most profound beauty can be found in the saddest facets of life.

Emotions and experiences, in their purest and deepest forms, are my subjects of interest, which I try to study through art.

 

Biography:

I grew up in a small town on the outskirts of Moscow in the 90-s and really enjoyed my education in natural sciences – chemistry. After leaving the university I took a job in IT in nuclear energy sector then switched to life sciences, which presented an opportunity for me to move to London for 5 years. Then I spent a few wonderful years in Spain, Barcelona and later I was headhunted to live and work in Australia for a leading national bank. I consider Australia my home country, which I greatly enjoy and adore. Since early 2019 I permanently live and work here and have a modest home studio where I spend all of my free time often assisted by my dog.

 

My art interests formed quite early back in Russia, where I enjoyed and studied literature, poetry, visual arts and music. My creative spirit was never satisfied with reflections and consumption of other peoples’ art and compels me to express myself if sculpture and painting. I would consider myself very lucky if I were able to devote all my days to creating art.

 

Over the years I participated in multiple exhibitions across UK, Spain and France. I took part in an Australian television program called ‘Foreign influence’, hosted by Elina Reddy. The recording can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/1aQErBRGPEM?si=Raaii8J4HZFPuXd-

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Artist statement:

In my work, I try to find answers to existential questions like: where is beauty and joy in our lives come from?; why do we enjoy living if our strongest memories are of negative experiences?; what is the meaning of life itself? I see human life as a sequence of emotional states underpinned by spiritual experiences that we often avoid investigating and, therefore, understanding.

I tend to think that moments of happiness are so rare & elusive, unsustainable and deceiving – yet are so needed in our lives. The most profound beauty can be found in the saddest facets of life.

Emotions and experiences, in their purest and deepest forms, are my subjects of interest, which I try to study through art.

 

Biography:

I grew up in a small town on the outskirts of Moscow in the 90-s and really enjoyed my education in natural sciences – chemistry. After leaving the university I took a job in IT in nuclear energy sector then switched to life sciences, which presented an opportunity for me to move to London for 5 years. Then I spent a few wonderful years in Spain, Barcelona and later I was headhunted to live and work in Australia for a leading national bank. I consider Australia my home country, which I greatly enjoy and adore. Since early 2019 I permanently live and work here and have a modest home studio where I spend all of my free time often assisted by my dog.

 

My art interests formed quite early back in Russia, where I enjoyed and studied literature, poetry, visual arts and music. My creative spirit was never satisfied with reflections and consumption of other peoples’ art and compels me to express myself if sculpture and painting. I would consider myself very lucky if I were able to devote all my days to creating art.

 

Over the years I participated in multiple exhibitions across UK, Spain and France. I took part in an Australian television program called ‘Foreign influence’, hosted by Elina Reddy. The recording can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/1aQErBRGPEM?si=Raaii8J4HZFPuXd-

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