The figurative work of Melbourne based artist Yolanda Pilepich is both subtle and confronting. Working predominantly with nudes and portraits, Pilepich’s work shows an appreciation of traditional forms of representation and a maturity of technique. Simultaneously she succeeds in penetrating the inner life of her subjects. She explores the emotional state of her subjects, dealing with the intangible and drawing the viewer into the world of her subjects.
After completing a Bachelor of Education (Art) at Melbourne University in 1983 Pilepich went on to obtain a Certificate of Decoration at RMIT. Combining her art skills with her appreciation of design, Pilepich creates work that can alter the mood of an interior.
She has had several exhibitions throughout Victoria, notably at The Convent Gallery in Daylesford and at Art Affairs Gallery in Carlton.
“… The true, the beautiful, the vulnerable, the angry, the sensuous, the strong, the weak… people, faces, body language – the moment captured in thick paint.” Yolanda Pilepich, 2002