Dima Kashtalyan

BELARUSIAN

Dima Kashtalyan is an artist and illustrator from Minsk, Belarus.

Dima uses original detailed technique and he would call his style dotwork, pointillism, stippling. He draws both black-and-white and color graphics, street art and illustrations.

"The main rule that I follow in my work is honesty and awareness that I am responsible before the audience, – Dima says. – I believe that creative work is an extremely important part of human life, so it should be treated with care and intelligence. All my pictures are a reflection of my inner world, my emotions, my life position and principles. I draw only what I sincerely believe in and find worth doing, even if it is not popular or not that common to say. Art has a strong influence on people, and the way it is depends on the authors and on those people who promote the objects of art to the public. Before creating a new work, I carefully think through the idea, the message and the artistic means by which I will get my point across. In my art, I always bring up some issues relevant both for modern society and for an individual. For this end, I mostly use well-known objects and give them a non-standard form and a symbolic meaning. Furthermore, I am trying to form and maintain my signature style in every work. To enhance the effect of my art pieces, I use a large format and carefully detail each work. In this case, a person is more likely to stay at work examining it and appreciating how much time and effort was invested in the picture. In addition, creating a new job, I always strive to make it better and more interesting than the previous one, thus developing my skills in the process of drawing.

I have been painting for more than 10 years. I started with classic graffiti. Then I studied at the art studio PIN (Minsk, Belarus) from November 2014 to June 2015.

The artists that influenced me the most: Maurits Cornelis Escher, Jheronimus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Aubrey Beardsley, Georges Seurat".

 

The exhibitions Dima Kashtalyan participated in:

• TOWARD 2030, Torino (Italy) / 2019

• Hit and Run, Ljusdal (Sweden) / 2019

• Upfest street art festival, Bristol (UK) / 2018

• Fomenar Prize, Jury prize, Barcelona (Spain) / 2017

• Salon d’automne with Belgazprombank, Minsk (Belarus) / 2017

• I’m Monet, I’m Shishkin, I’m Malevich, Minsk (Belarus) / 2017

• Concorso per illustratori Tapirulan | XII edizione, Cremona (Italy) / 2016

• Point, line, spot, Minsk (Belarus) / 2015

• Artdiario, Rome (Italy) / 2015

• DOSKI & KRASKI, Saint Petersburg (Russia) / 2014

 

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