Our latest #mymoderncareer interview dives deep into what it is like to be a mural and installation artist. Nastia Gladushchenko took the leap from a successful Interior Architecture career to following her dreams as an artist. Nastia’s work examines the relationship between humans and the plant world. The main themes carried through all her pieces are Identity, Connection to place and an Exploration of the ways of seeing/understanding the world. Coming from a background in Interior Architecture, Nastia is sensitive to the way our environments affect our bodies and our minds. By creating multi-sensory pieces made of a mix of natural and man-made materials, she wishes to transport people to a place between a playground and a meditative space. Her previous works have been described as ethereal and dreamy.
As well as running a personal art practice, Nastia is interested in creating pieces for and with the community to allow them to access art and to experience its’ benefits in public spaces. Read more to find out all about Nastia’s career path, the biggest challenge in making the change and what inspires her beautiful work.