Dilka Bear

Trieste / Italy

Illustrator and painter Dilka Bear was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan. There, she studied architecture and subsequently worked as a graphic designer for large national companies. When she became aware of her real passion for painting, she left her home country and moved to Italy. Her creations have been shown in galleries and at fairs around the world. Her work can be found on her collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/14 in 2019. […]

Biography / Dilka Bear

Illustrator and painter Dilka Bear was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan. There, she studied architecture and subsequently worked as a graphic designer for large national companies. When she became aware of her real passion for painting, she left her home country and moved to Italy. Her creations have been shown in galleries and at fairs around the world. Her work can be found on her collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/14 in 2019.

Bear has lived in Trieste since 2005 and regularly spends time in nearby Slovenia. She finds inspiration in the great Dutch masters, in the Italian Renaissance, but also in the work of contemporary colleagues. In her acrylic paintings she portrays young girls whose facial expressions reflect the world that surrounds them. Her dreamy oeuvre is often attributed to the genre of Pop Surrealism.