Technique: mixed media (dried rose petals, glue, cardboard) Tajikistan
Price range: 1 500 $ or higher (A3 format)
Dilorom Shermatova studied art at the Republican Art School named after Olimov in Dushanbe. In 1995 Ms Shermatova graduated from the State Pedagogical University in Dushanbe, сurrently a trainer at her own art studio. Her works were exhibited at two one-man shows in Dushanbe. Member of the Union of Artists of Tajikistan.
Dilorom's unique technique can be traced back to Oshibana art. The artist collects and dries the petals of wild roses to create paintings using pressed petals, a scalpel and glue. She works with natural plant colours instead of conventional paints. Dilorom avoids any oil or pastels and chooses carefully shades for every detail of the work: eyes, hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes. As a result, natural velvet colors are preserved to give a great depth to the colour scheme of the paintings. When working on portraits, she strives to make the surface feel smooth and avoid patchiness.
"As far back as I can remember I have always carefully examined people's faces, since my childhood. It was interesting to me from the psychological point of view: every face is a mystery, first of all, anatomically. I like examining facial features, the shape of the eyes, nose, head, neck.
I am inspired by old artists. As a child I used to paint a lot and look at books with reproductions. Rembrandt has always been special for me. "
The artist works from a photo. You need to provide 3-4 high quality photos. Please beware that the color pallete of the painting will match the natural color pallete of roses: there will be no blue, green, turquoise shades.
1. Rain (portrait of an unknown girl), 2005, 30 × 42 cm. 2. Custom-made portrait, 2003, 30 × 42 cm. 3. His Highness the Aga Khan, 2004, 30 × 42 cm. 4. Tamano, 2003, 30 × 42 cm. 5. Daughter of the Ambassador of France to Tajikistan, 2003, 30 × 42 cm.