My name is Dima Kashtalyan. I am a 33-year-old artist, illustrator and street artist from Minsk, Belarus.
I use original detailed technique and I would call my style dotwork, pointillism, stippling. I draw both black-and-white and colour graphics, street art, and illustrations. I have been painting for more than 10 years. I started with classic graffiti.
The main rule that I follow in my work is honesty and awareness that I am responsible before the audience. 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.
Exhibitions and festivals:
Secretly, Savitsky gallery | Mink, BELARUS, 2020
Das Ministerium Exhibition | Berlin, GERMANY, 2019
THIS IS NOT A ZOO | Tenerife, SPAIN, 2019
Art in Haut Bugey | Oyonnax, FRANCE, 2019
TOWARD 2030 | Torino, ITALY, 2019
Hit and Run | Ljusdal, SWEDEN, 2019
Upfest 2018 | Bristol, UK, 2018
Fomenar Prize 2017 | Barcelona, SPAIN, 2017 (jury prize)
Société du Salon d’automne | Minsk, BELARUS, 2017
I’m Monet, I’m Shishkin, I’m Malevich | Minsk, BELARUS, 2017
Concorso per illustratori Tapirulan, XII edizione | Cremona, ITALY, 2016
Urban Myths street art festival | Minsk, BELARUS, 2016
Point, line, spot | Minsk, BELARUS, 2015
Artdiario | Rome, ITALY, 2015
DOSKИ & KPASKИ | Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA, 2014