Biography & exhibitions:
Artyom Maksimov graduated from Minsk State Professional Technical College of Decorative and Applied Arts called after Kedyshko in the ''DPI, Ceramics'' department and from the ''Products from ceramics'' department of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts. He has been working in the ''LikeForms Ceramics'' ceramic workshop for already four years.
The artist, together with Katerina Alimova, develops a line of creativity, that balance on the verge of Western Philosophy and ancient Eastern art practices, between Viennese Actionism, Khara-Khoto Buddhist art and Ai Weiwei installations.
Artem and Katerina focus on the search for a new identity and a ''Russian soul'' in modern digital reality. The concept they developed reflects the duality of human life and its tragically unrealized potential in the world of possibilities. They speculate about the condition of society with its anxiety about socio-economic storms, with its fear of isolation, with its control and target systems.
In addition to ceramics, they are also involved in street art, installation, and performance.
Works are in public and private collections in Russia, Belarus, Estonia, Armenia, Turkey, Georgia, France, Ukraine, Poland.