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Artist Name

Dasha Pears

Born: 1982

Hometown: Helsinki

Based in: Helsinki

Dasha Pears is an award-winning artist, currently based in Helsinki, Finland. Dasha's uncanny laconic art pieces are focused on self-discovery and our inner worlds. Aesthetically clean and pleasing artworks are like doors to a surreal universe where any psychological state becomes beautiful.
Dasha uses the instruments of surrealism, minimalism, color, photography, and digital manipulation to tell surprising visual stories with a twist. In her stories, she speaks about deepest psychological matters, bringing things that are usually considered unpretty to light, making them shine with different colors and aesthetically appealing. This way Dasha's art gives viewers a chance to be at peace with themselves, providing an almost physically soothing effect on the human psyche.
Dasha started on her artistic path in 2010. Since then her images have been exhibited numerous times in countries like Russia, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, Poland, Finland, and Israel. Dasha’s works are acclaimed by over 10 prestigious art and photography competitions, among them, is the Smithsonian Magazine Award and a gold medal from the Photographic Society of America. Today her art pieces are in over 100 private collections worldwide, including those in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Tel-Aviv, etc. Dasha's creations are owned by expert art lovers working for Sotbey's, Harvard Art Museum, and Obama Foundation.

 



Dasha Pears In The Studio

" What a STUNNING print! Dasha was great about communicating with me regarding shipping. When I opened the package at the framers, everyone gasped. It’s gorgeous. It’s on high-quality matte paper. It’s signed in the perfect position for framing as well. I’m thrilled! Anne Holland · United States

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More About Dasha Pears

Question IconWhat inspires you?

My art is influenced by classical painting, post-impressionism, surrealism, as well as contemporary and modern visual art. At the same time, I constantly source inspiration from scientific works on psychology and neuroscience. Yet another powerful influence is the tranquility and calmness of Scandinavian nature and simplistic way of living.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

I strive to make my images as believable and realistically convincing as possible so that they produce a deeper impact on my viewers. This is why all the elements photographed for a single artwork are created specifically for it and are shot simultaneously in the same lighting conditions. There are no computer-generated or stock images in my work, just complex digitally manipulated combinations of my own photographs. The instruments of surrealism help me show that the scene is going on in the character’s mind.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

feeling, meaning, and aesthetics

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Rodney Smith, Malevitch, Kandinsky, Anne Guskell, Henri Cartier-Bresson

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

camera, light & computer

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

let your works reflect your emotions, however strange they may seem, and there will be people who will resonate with them and want to say "me too" when seeing your work

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

children's libraries


Collections Featuring Dasha Pears

11 Collections

Surrealist Photography

Surrealist Photography

17 Artists, 25 Products

Last updated: May 17, 2024

Portrait Art

Portrait Art

44 Artists, 58 Products

Last updated: December 21, 2023

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Last updated: November 22, 2023


Articles Featuring Dasha Pears

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Credentials

Awards

Gold Medal from the Photographic Society of America

2021

Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

2020

Exhibitions

Melancholia

Spain, 2021

Old Is the New "New"

Russia, 2020

Imagine Music

Finland, 2020