At first glance, this amazing piece seems like a simple candle with a burning wick and slowly melting wax dripping down the sides. However, upon closer inspection, an incredible little scene reveals itself in the form of digital art.
Created by Indonesia-based artist Ferdi Rizkiyanto, Uncharted features the journey of a group of people as they climb the sides of the luminous tower of hot liquid. With cameras on their shoulders, the explorers fearlessly venture into new territory in search of discovery.
Rizkiyanto achieves insane texture and detail in the digital creation, and the realistic wax has been shaped into an exciting narrative. As viewers inspect the scene, they may find themselves consumed by the story of exploration and adventure.
Viktor Sheleg was born in 1962 in Lomonosov, near Saint-Petersberg, Russia. His family moved to Latvia when he was three. Viktor has been drawing since early childhood and started painting at the age of twelve. Self-taught, his creativity is based on his personal worldview, which earned him a solid reputation of an independent artist. Sheleg developed his style and aesthetic preference in a country isolated from the rest of the world and known for its climate of conformity. The artist himself says that his work is inspired by chaos and that his painting is guided by emotions and energy.