Epsilon by Maxim Zhestkov

In 2135, humans have reached the closest solar systems with a new technology called Soika. Dozens of planet were found and became available for exploration, but one planet looked especially promising — CRQ2513. Maxim Zhestkov’s work is all about Epsilon, a scientific research complex.

Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

A few years ago, I drew an image with platforms installed in mountains. This feeling of isolation captured my attention for years. I’m a huge fan of architecture, and I regularly read
articles on the topic. I especially love Evolvo magazine with their futuristic approaches in architecture. Some neurons connected in my head and I decided to make a short visual story based on architecture / design but on another planet. Epsilon is the first one in this series.
-Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

A few years ago, I drew an image with platforms installed in mountains. This feeling of isolation captured my attention for years. I’m a huge fan of architecture, and I regularly read articles the topic. I especially love Evolvo magazine with their futuristic approaches in architecture. Some neurons connected in my head and I decided to make a short visual story based on architecture / design but on another planet. Epsilon is the first one in this series.
-Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

I love science fiction very much. My favorite novel is Solaris. But I was really disappointed with both films (Tarkovsky and Soderberg). They didn’t get the idea behind this deep hard sci-fi story (Lem was really upset about Tarkovsky’s point of view on his novel). In the future, I really want to create the right visual story for Solaris with the mood I perceived in this novel years ago – a hard, sharp and philosophically bleak piece of art. It was not about love. It was about the isolation of our civilization and the impossibility of finding peers to contact in our endless space.
-Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

I suppose architects were a more inspirational force – Le Corbusier and Zaha Hadid.
-Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov

About Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov studied architecture and graphic design, but his passion was always in animation/film. He spent the last decade doing motion graphics and animation. Maxim is always trying to combine commercial work with personal projects. Usually his personal projects are short films, but he was really tired after the long production cycle of his previous short film – Sputnik – and decided to make a short story in images rather than animation, and complete it in a really tight schedule. See more of his works on Behance or his website.