Dilka Bear – Bahamut – Fousion Gallery

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 expressions that mirrors the worlds around them".

Her "dream like" work is often related to the ­European Pop Surrealism art movement and shines through international exhibitions.

Exhibitions
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
  • Full Moon Children – solo show at Haven Gallery, New York
  • Blooom Art Show at Art Fair Cologne – art fair with Fousion Gallery, Cologne
  • Ema Show – group show at Hellion Gallery, San Francisco / Tokyo / Paris
  • Affordable Art Fair Battersea – group show with Richard Goodall, London
  • The Expulsion of the Limbo – group show at Fousion Gallery, Barcelona
  • Solo Show at Haven Gallery, New York
2015
  • Music Box – group show at Haven Gallery, New York
  • Artefacts – group show at James Freeman Gallery, London
  • Digital Mirrors – group show at Arch Enemy Gallery, Philadelphia
  • Little Big – group show at Haven Gallery, New York
2014
  • Forgotten Memories – solo show at Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne
  • 13th hour – group show at Last Rites Gallery, New York
  • Tarot under Oath – group show at Last Rites Gallery, Nwe York
  • Affordable Art Fair Battersea – art fair with James Freeman Gallery, London
  • Art Deck Co show – group show, Houston
2013
  • Kingdom of Broken Dreams – duo show of Dilka Bear & Paolo Petrangeli, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, USA
  • Sleepwalker’s Dreams – solo show at Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne
  • Draw – group show at Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne
  • Blue Hour – group show at Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne
  • Into the Wild – group show at Strychnin Gallery, Berlin
  • All Stars, 10 Years Anniversary Exhibition – group show at Strychnin Gallery, Berlin
2012
  • Run Away Circus – group show at Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne
  • Vanishing Point – group show at Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne
  • Wild Escape – solo show at Mondo Bizzarro, Rome
2011
  • Italian Pop Surrealism – group show at Mondo Bizzarro, Rome
2010
  • Affordable Art Fair – art fair with Le Siants Gallery, London
  • Affordable Art Fair – art fair with Le Siants Gallery, Milan 
  • Affordable Art Fair – art fair with Le Siants Gallery, Edinburgh (UK)
  • Affordable Art Fair – art fair with Le Siants Gallery, New York
2009
  • Kokeshi: from Folk to Art Toy – group show at Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles
2001
  • The Cover of Daily Routine – group show at Stuttgarter Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
2000
  • Africa – Group exhibition at Soros Centre of Contemporary Art, Almaty, Kazakhstan
1999
  • Break 21 – group show at International Festival of Young Artists, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • The Line of Beauty – group show at Art Manege ’99, Moscow
1998
  • Break 21 – group show at International Festival of Young Artists, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1997
  • Butterflies – Group exhibition at Tribuna Art Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Bibliography
2015
  • “Cool Illustration” Monsa, Spain
  • Dilka Bear, Su Anasi, Logos edizioni, Italy
  • “On Love and Science” Zulya & Children of underground, Australia
2014
  • “Lowbrow Cats” Graffito, UK
  • “Lowbrow Tarot” Schiffer publishing, USA
2013
  • Dilka Bear, Modena: Logos edizioni, Italy
2012
  • Dilka Bear “The Wild Escape” Mondo Bizzarro, Italy
  • “Il di-segno di Napoleone” Libarna arteventi, Italy
  • “All rights reserved” Society 6 LLC , USA
2011
  • vv.aa., Italian Pop Surrealism, Rome: Mondo Bizzarro, Italy
  • “Collect your thoughts” AAF catalogue UK