Russian Artist Nastya Pilepchuk Creates Otherworldly Fashion Masks
Anastasia Pilepchuk is a fashion designer and a painter from Moscow. She presented her first collection in 2018 and is currently working on a book of her drawings to be published by Circadian Press. Anastasia is a co-founder of Areola Magazine and Areola Models agency and one half of the DJ duo Maiden Obey.
“In my work I am interested in the notions of sublime and elusion, entering into a meditative process akin to a dream-like state. The real and the fantasy weave together, hiding behind the masks, threads and layers. Expression is channeled through those shapes, finding its intention and force both in the normality and in the surreal.
The method I use in my work is based on constructing an image or an object starting from the small building blocks, which, when gradually put together, let the pattern of the whole emerge. I like to reconsider materials and shapes, finding new ways to inscribe them into the real through the imagination and moments of improvisation that occur in repetitive work.”