2016, Installation, Video Game
Mikhail Maksimov manages almost impossible: he combines heavy Russian mysticism where theosophy and cosmism are intervened with the spirits of nature, with the contemporary form of glossy pop culture — 3D-graphics. It is this gap that creates wow-effect for the audience when you remain stuck to a video-work or computer game. Glamour-chthonian institutional critics the artist is involved in, in olden times never had mercy either on Tarkovsky, or Platonov, and now have no mercy on Olga Sviblova who, undoubtedly, worthfully continues the range of great men of culture. All works of Maksimov, without exception, are extremely elevate and poetic, in Kantian meaning of the words. Even if they lacked complicated disrupt narratives or, on the contrary, unexpected psychedelic metaphors, they would be worth appreciating for their easiness for the eyes, and this pleasure is not shameful.
Andrey Parshikov, art-critic
“The Pasture is more of an creepy, surreal and absolutely crazy art exhibition that WILL make you laugh when you see all this for the first time but that´s part of it´s charme.”
Soulys Gaming Blog
“The game concept felt very simple yet provides a range of different emotions while playing from hopelessness to a vague understanding of art which I’m sure game developers and artists feel when creating their “Masterpiece””
All Age Gaming
“I literally have no idea what happened in this game!”