My name is Dima Kashtalyan. I am a 34-year-old artist, illustrator, and street artist from Minsk, Belarus. Now I am living and working in Kyiv, Ukraine.
I use original detailed technique and I would call my style dotwork, pointillism, stippling. I draw both black-and-white and color graphics, street art, and illustrations. I have been painting for more than 15 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 my 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 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. To 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 work with LAVAZZA, AFAR Media, Entertainment Weekly, Vista Jet, Reichl und Partner Werbeagentur GmbH, Upfest, THEVINUM, We are Talents, Seleuss chocolate, and others.
LUSTR, illustration festival | Prague, Czech Republic, 2021 Teplica, street art festival | Minsk, Belarus, 2021
Mesto Project, street art festival | Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2021 AY, exhibition, Street Art Museum | Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2021 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, BelarusS, 2015
Artdiario | Rome, Italy, 2015
DOSKИ & KPASKИ | Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2014