Meet the artist / Mina Fina

Who are you and what do you do?
Visual artist and graphic designer.

Describe your work in three words / adjectives.
Melancholy, loneliness, longing.

Best advice on the art world you've received?
Hmm, I think I forget the advice all the time, if I get them at all.

Artwork / author / music / movie that has been your favorite lately?
[Album] Moses Sumney – græ.

What do you fear when you create?
I’m not scared while creating. I like mistakes and irregularities that happen during the process and I usually use / adopt them in my artistic practice.

What creation tool would I not be able to live without?
Classic trio: blank sheet of paper, pencil and eraser.

What do you consider to be the biggest success of your artistic career so far?
Ha ha, I haven’t thought about “greatest hits” yet. Every realized project is a success.

How do you view the positive or negative critique of your creation?
Criticism is necessary, urgent and I think it is even lacking. I am my biggest critic.

Name an artist that you would like to be compared to.
I don't have a specific desire for comparison, but I'm interested in what kind of comparisons viewers see in my works.

How did the pandemic mark your work?
I have more difficulty concentrating for work and I miss walking through museums and galleries immensely.

The relay question of the artist Matej Koren:
What is art for you?
I can’t explain exactly what art is for me, but I can’t deny the impact it has on my life and beyond.

Mina Fina (1978) in her artwork explores drawing, animation and video and the transition between these media, often in the final form of a spatial installation. She has published several original authorial publications, zines and books by the artist. She is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and widget, a member of the design group Ee, the audio-visual collective Your Gay Thoughts and the informal art group Riso Paradiso. Since 2008, she has been exhibiting regularly in solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. She is currently presenting herself in the Maribor GT22 with the project Persistently firm and at the same time fragile.