Dima Dmitriev was born in Moscow, Russia, and is the second generation of artists in his family. He moved to Prague, Czech Republic, where he graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. As his paintings gained attention and praise at fine art exhibitions throughout Europe, Dima became one of the most talked about young artists living in Prague’s flourishing artistic community. Dmitriev has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, North America, and Asia.
Dmitriev’s paintings represent forms of “visual paradise”. He describes this as the process of extracting the color, light, and texture from real places and distilling these onto his canvases as idealized worlds. Dima rarely uses a brush. His preferred tool is the palette knife. Dmitriev also adds depth and color saturation to some of his works by starting with black, rather than the traditional white, canvas. Dima’s Impressionistic composition and style combined with his mastery of the palette knife create oil paintings that are vibrant and sculptural. His works often include themes of childhood, nature and the sea. Numerous institutions including AT&T, Vodafone, AWD Holding AG, Proton Therapy Center have acquired his paintings for their art collections. His works are also in private collections in the Czech Republic, United States, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Qatar, and the Dominican Republic and others.