Vistas by Anton Ermakov
We are excited to introduce Vistas, a new on-chain project by Anton Ermakov! Anton is an artist and designer whose venture into generative art extends the style defined in his oil paintings. Vistas is based on a series of large-scale paintings that imagine plausible, yet not-quite-real landscapes and cityscapes, usually in surreal, overbright colours.
The creative process behind the original paintings involves repeated layering of lines and shapes until the intersections between them start to take on familiar forms, turning into buildings, fields, reflections, and other elements of a landscape. Up close, an area of a painting may appear almost abstract, but the canvas seen as a whole becomes a recognizable, though not entirely specific place. The generative project is designed to follow the painting process faithfully while also expanding upon the original series and creating entirely new images through variations in rendering style, time of day, location, and more.
Anton has extensive experience helping other artists bring their projects to life, having collaborated on projects like Industrial Melanism and DeCiphers. We’re so excited to be able to share his genesis project with the community, representing the intersection of his fine art and generative art practices.
Anton Ermakov is an artist and designer from Ottawa, Canada, currently based in New York. Anton studied industrial design and art history, but always returned to the root of his interest in aesthetics - painting. Throughout his early 20s, he ventured to define a personal style, which resulted in oil paintings split between figurative pieces and landscapes, often constructed through geometric segmentation and using overbright, high-contrast colour palettes. Having delved into creative code and collaborated with several artists, Anton is now exploring ways to bring his own past work into the generative medium.