We had the good fortune of connecting with anastasia komar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi anastasia, why did you pursue a creative career?
I graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute with an MA in Architecture. The institute is a successor of Vkhutemas school, which was instrumental in the Russian avant-garde and constructivist movements of the early 20th century. During my study time I was more attracted to the metaphysical part of my architectural practice than its utilitarian side, exploring the ways our senses perceive the relationship between two-dimensional and three-dimensional spaces.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When I was in my last year of architecture school I started making accessories combining fashion and architecture with their tactile and visual aesthetics. Later my practice grew to include paintings and installations in which the interconnection of their scale and our sensory experiences stay prevalent. My practice is based on deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the merger of complex and improbable forms.Throughout my work I merge scale (objects, spaces, architecture and environment) and focus on creating new experiences that can be perceived by our senses.
They aim at drawing a bridge between the wall murals, installations that emerge from mathematical concepts, pigment and acrylic paintings and objects.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The best thing about NY is it’s cultural diversity. The environment of the city transforms inevitably every day so the best way to get that is by walking. My favorite is to have dim sum for breakfast from Dim Sum Gogo in Chinatown and then walk all the way to the Metropolitan Museum. In the evening we would probably go for dinner and cocktails to Balthazar. A great thing about summer in NY are movie screenings in Bryant Park and ferry trips to Far Rockaway and Fanelli for drinks later.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to Kate Fowle for a great experience in exhibition making, for her support and critique.
Linkedin: Anastasia Komar