This September, the Auguste Clown Gallery invites you to enter the melancholic mind of acclaimed artist Dilka Bear as she dreamily guides you through her collection of abandoned memories.
Entitled 'Forgotten Memories', this brand new exhibition unveils a hidden narrative as remnants of memories long since forgotten are pieced together. Fragmented fairytales, wistful urchins and childhood tragedies hazily drift through the surreal realm of 'Forgotten Memories'.
After studying architecture and then working as a graphic designer, Dilka decided to pursue her passion and became a full time artist. She describes her style as "surreal", "sad" and "dreamy", with each of her paintings presenting a distorted fable of her own creation.
Dilka is influenced not only by her external world, but also draws inspiration from her internal realm of childhood memories and dreams.
The result is a whimsical and other worldly collection that has captured the hearts and imaginations of fans world-wide.
"I take a lot of inspiration from my dreams, from stories my Grandma used to tell, old photographs... I remember my parents used to give me paper and pencils when I was very small and I would draw for hours and didn't need much attention. I think I was born this way. Of course I was always experimenting. I loved to draw on walls and in books with no illustrations, which was quite annoying for my parents. And I used to do a lot sculpting with plasticine.
I had a very good imagination back then; I used to invent long stories with lots of characters then try to tell them through my drawings. I don't attempt to portray the world I live in, and I try to picture a world of my own, a better one in some aspects where the laws that bind us simply do not apply. I never want to grow up and I hope I never will."
Dilka's work has been exhibited around the world, including galleries in London, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Rome and Australia.
Following on from her sell-out show at Auguste Clown Gallery last year, the Italian artist will be gracing our shores to attend the opening night on Friday 19th September, 6.00pm - 10.00pm.
'Forgotten Memories' is on view until Sunday, 12th October.
Entry is free.
For more information on this upcoming exhibition, please visit www.augusteclown.com