Ilya Bliznets (born 1997) is a Russian artist engaged in figurative painting and exploring its perspective visual forms. He uses both traditional materials as well as graphic editors and AI to create digital art. In his works, Bliznets starts from a certain image, giving it a subjective explanation, the material for which can serve as both self-reflection and observations of the artist.
Previously studying at the Department of Roads and Airfields, in 2017 Bliznets interrupted his studies due to his interest in contemporary art and painting. From 2017 to 2018, he was a member of the art group "Cosi o cosa" comprised of three artists who created collaborative paintings as well as earning two solo exhibitions and multiple group exhibitions. He has been active in the NFT space since 2022.