Dilka Bear | Kazakhstan
Dilka Bear 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. In 2005 Dilka moved to Trieste, where she currently lives.
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’s “dreamy” works – to use her own words – is often categorized as belonging to the Pop surrealism visual art movement.
Her work is shown in galleries in Rome, Amsterdam, Los Angeles and Melbourne and now Hope Gallery in West Yorkshire.