Art Madrid'23 – Dilka Bear
Those eyes that mirror the world – Dilka Bear, born 1977 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is an Italian-based artist, illustrator and painter. She studied Architecture at the Almaty University of Arts, in Kazakhstan. After working as an illustrator and a graphic designer for companies such as Cosmopolitan Kazakhstan, Grey Central Asia, Saatchi & Saatchi Kazakhstan, she devoted herself to painting. Influenced by the great masters of the past, such as Bruegel and Bosch, the Italian Renaissance, but also by contemporary artists such as Marion Peck and Ray Caesar and by Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Dilka Bear mainly paints with oil and applies different media to canvas, wood and paper. She uses various transparency layers to gain the deepness of perception through "illustrations of young girls with a frank expression that mirrors the worlds around them".