• Vera DG • Official member of the Ukrainian Pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale • Independent visual artist • Modern calligrapher • Portraitist • Figurative painter • Speaker of I’M Design Conference • Vera works in a variety of techniques, styles, and directions •
Vera was born in 1983 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. She knows for a fact that she dreamed of becoming an artist from early childhood and her very first personal exhibition took place when she was only six years old!
Over the following 8 years, she also studied music, but always preferred fine art, where she discovered a greater range of activity and expression.
Vera graduated with an honors degree from the most well-known Art Academy in Ukraine - The Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, the Department of Fine Arts (Mural painting, interior decoration, stained glass, mosaic, ceramic, fresco, scratch work).
«Art is a way of expressing my experiences in the world. It is interesting to understand the world in different ways, and from different points of view. That is why I am a multi-disciplinary artist, and I am working on various techniques and styles. Wall painting, calligraphy, graffiti, monumental graphics, aerography, body painting, illustration, comics are areas I focus on» Vera DG
Since 2016 Vera lives and works in Istanbul. She came to study calligraphy to the ancient city which unites East and West. Therefore, in Vera’s works of the last two years, there are so many influences of Arab and Iranian calligraphy, and at the same time, Vera connects in her artworks Oriental calligraphy with western European styles. It is a mix of characters, symbols, which acquires a special meaning and content.
Vera works in the worldwide-known style of Calligraffiti, which unites calligraphy and graffiti.
To discover more information about the artist, please, visit the site: veradg.art