This summer, artist (and PixelSquid Instagram favorite) Ilya Pyatygorskyy was invited to create an original art piece to display at the Borderlands exhibition in Munich by organizers at TechHunter Magazine.
“The theme was The Future of Outdoors, and that sparked my interest,” said Pyatygorskyy.
“Most, if not all, of my art depicts a possible future world in which humanity could live in combination with my imagination. [My pieces] are based on thousands of hours of consuming information from several different experts in a whole array of different subjects. So naturally, The Future of Outdoors theme caught my interest,” Pyatygorskyy went on to clarify.
The piece is called “Future Mountain Project,” and it portrays a high-tech geological explorer with their drone that helps to source and scan for unknown materials and other objects.
When asked what inspired “Future Mountain Project”, Pyatygorskyy said, “I had been curious about the works and research materials from Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson. Randall Carlson specifically is a master builder, architectural designer, teacher, geometrician, geomythologist, geological explorer and a renegade scholar. I believe his work has influenced this piece the most.”
“In terms of character design, I usually take actual photographs of myself or another model. I also put together the outfits and build the base of quite a few helmets myself. PixelSquid has played a huge role in my art. I use PixelSquid assets to enhance my character designs and the environment where the character is, to depict different stories I want to share.”
Ilya Pyatygorskyy, an artist who is inspired by technology and the future of humanity. Born during the fall of the Soviet Union, he later moved to Europe, and he has always been interested in many different artforms. Most of his art pieces are a combination of several different disciplines such as photography, building props and outfit styling. He often uses the Adobe Suite & other software to keep up with the times and to look to the future. You can follow his work on Instagram and Artstation.
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