1. What’s your story? Where are you from?
I’m Mina Wright, a visual artist and designer based in Honduras.
2. Tell us about your aesthetic.
I’ve always tried to reflect all those desires that I have as a human being in my work, so although I usually do still life or shapes that evoke objects I always add that sensitivity and connection through textures and colors that I’m constantly looking for.
3. What is your favourite medium and why?
I don’t think I have a preferred medium right now, as the years have passed I find it fascinating to combine physical techniques with digital painting, I think that both complement each other so well and it makes my work more organic. But if I have to pick one, acrylic would be my go-to for sure.
4. What is your artistic process like?
I always try to carry a small sketchbook everywhere with me. I like to put down any idea that comes to my mind, from the sketch I break it down until I get what I want, and sometimes the main idea can change, and that what I most enjoy about the process.
5. Who and/or what inspires your work?
Things that inspire me the most are the cinemas, music, literature and obviously certain visual artists. One of them is Andrew Wyeth, although I cannot compare my work with his, his background and his life’s stages have inspired me a lot as an artist.
6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?
It may sound a bit cliché but I think art has always been present in my whole life and for me, creation beyond communicating has become a priority. A mental and sentimental need, I cannot imagine my life without being surrounded by art.
7. Where did you study?
Currently, I’m about to finish my degree as a graphic designer but in the past, I’ve had the opportunity to be in the painting and drawing summer school at the national school of fine arts in Honduras.
8. Where do you see yourself in five years?
I think it’s hard to forecast the future, something I have learned in the past months is not to have expectations in anything just live, enjoy and embrace every moment, accept things as they come, and learn from them.
9. What about in ten?
Of course, there are always personal desires and my greatest desire is to continue contributing something positive with my work and to be an inspiration to others and meanwhile just enjoy the journey.
10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?
Each artist has a very personal relationship with their work and sometimes the viewer perceives it differently and that seems fascinating to me. When people approach me and tell me that seeing my work transmits peace and calm to them, at that point, I feel that my work is done. I really appreciate contributing in a positive way to others.
11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?
This is a tough one, hahaha I love food! I have many favorites but I think that on my top list is definitely Ramen, I’m a huge fan of Asian food.
12. Favourite book?
Oh no! Another tough one hahaha. I have many and lately, my taste in reading has been changing a lot, but I think that since I was little, the author who changed my way of seeing life a lot has been Kafka and I have read The Trial many times. Of course, Metamorphosis, although they’re fiction books. I personally think they’re freedom books, full of such sensitivity.
13. Favourite genre of music?
Music is one of the things that I cannot live without, I’ve had many stages of music genre. I think that right now, I really enjoy Neoclassical and it has been a great companion in my creative processes.
14. What are your hobbies?
I think one of the things that I enjoy a lot beyond illustration and painting is photography and even more so when it comes to analogue.
15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
That’s a tricky one. As I mentioned before, I cannot see myself totally disconnected from art, but one of my frustrated dreams is going into cinematography. I would surely be a very good actress or screenwriter, I can assure you!