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
All materials are taken from the official site of the artist