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Born in 1972 in Azov City. In 2006, graduated from the Metalwork Department of the Saint Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design. In 2006-2008, taught at the academy’s drawing department. Since 2004 Zhukov took part in over 20 group and 8 solo projects. Since 2009 — a member of the Union of Russian Artists.

Created the sculptural object Personal Universe for the ArchStoyanie Festival in 2016. Worked with the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art in 2009-2010. In 2010 and 2015, participated in the NordArt Festival in Büdelsdorf (Germany). Participated in the exhibitions Angels in Art: 20th century – 21st century (2019), as well as other projects at the State Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg).

Zhukov’s works can be viewed in the collections of the State Russian Museum, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, Nikola-Lenivets art park, La Collection Air sculpture park in Lucerne (Switzerland), as well as private collections in Russia, Germany, Argentina, Switzerland, and the USA.

Currently lives and works in the Republic of Karelia, Russia.

French de Sad. 2021
Forged metal sculpture. Steel. 2.8 х 1.8 х 0.2 m
From the INTECO collection

A bosquet is a wall of trimmed overgrown old bushes. By cutting everything superfluous, the gardener creates a beautiful form. However, life works in its own mysterious ways, and the green bosquet will inevitably grow out once more. The two-panel bosquet by Dmitry Zhukov is made from forged steel and is entwined from all sides with a high relief of leaves and branches. The artist steadfastly believes that the branches, full of life, grow twice as fast after trimming. To quote Francis Bacon, “the nature of things betrays itself more readily under the vexations of art than in its natural freedom.” The massive yet ethereal steel bosquet by Zhukov is a monument to life overcoming all artificial forms.