Marat Dilman

Marat Dilman (b. 1990) is a young artist whose work explores visual codes and patterns in relation to the nation-building processes, which he witnessed growing up in newly independent Qazaqstan. Dilman produces around six artworks per year, each with meticulous attention to detail and occasional digital image manipulation.  His work is heavily concerned with how technology intervenes with the pre-modernistic archetypes such as ornaments, yurts, traditional clothing and elements of architecture. Vivid colors so common to Dilman’s visual language connect these long-lasting narratives with the presence of symbolic elements of modern-day urban anti-utopias: plastic, security cameras, robots, and pills.

Dilman’s recent exhibitions include The Eurasian Utopia: Post Scriptum curated by Yuliya Sorokina in Suwon Ipark Museum of Art, South Korea (2018), Astana Art Show in Astana, Kazakhstan (2017), and Act of Creation group exhibition within the framework of ARTBAT FEST in Almaty, Kazakhstan (2017).

Dilman was a winner of Halyk Art Prize in 2019. He was nominated by curator Valeria Ibrayeva for his work Batyr (2019).

 

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UNTITLED by Marat Dilman

Marat Dilman is young, yet, promising contemporary photographer from Almaty, Kazakhstan. His recognizable and elegant body of work includes such aspects like national identity of Post Soviet Kazakhstan, a construction of new visual language that ideology uses to interact with the society, technological impact on archaical or semi-archaical symbolism like ornaments, and portraits in connection to internet cables, pop culture and, of course, beauty.

Ostlook, December 8, 2018

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“The Eurasian Utopia: Post Scriptum” concludes with “Focus Kazakhstan” in Suwon – curator interview

A saddle. A brand. A blade. A hand. Tools that work, tools that move, tools that tell a story. Each is familiar, but eerily distant, speaking of violence, displacement and an understated timeline of events. They are the instruments of a “Eurasian Utopia”, multifarious in their attempts to narrate or work through chaotic, nomadic histories.

ArtRadar, November 26, 2018

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Упакованный батыр: галерея Artmeken подвела итоги премии Halyk Art Prize

В этом году темой первого корпоративного художественного конкурса стало «Искусство и общество». Обладателем гран-при стал фотограф Марат Дильман с работой «Батыр».

esquire.kz, 9 ДЕКАБРЯ 2019

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Неизвестный герой: В Казахстане вручена первая корпоративная арт-премия

Денежные призы получили два художника. Одного победителя выбрало профессиональное жюри, второго - определило народное голосование.

forbes.kz, 08 декабря 2019

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Halyk Bank и Artmeken gallery объявляют результаты конкурса для художников Halyk Art Prize

Halyk Bank и Artmeken gallery объявляют результаты художественного конкурса Halyk Art Prize 2019, а также открывают выставку работ финалистов. 

Halyk Art Prize – это премия, учрежденная Halyk Bank для поддержки творчества художников и направлена на развитие современного казахстанского искусства и общества. 

halykbank.kz, 6 декабря 2019

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