Interview with Painter, Melinda Matyas

How did you get started doing what you do?
I’ve just started drawing when I was 5 years old. From that moment I’m constantly changing what I’m doing.

How would you describe your creative style?
I think my creative style could be called expressionistic, but words don’t say too much.

What’s your inspiration?
My inspiration is my whole life and people around me. Their feelings, bad and good.

Interview with Artist Melinda Matyas on Jung Katz
Interview with Artist Melinda Matyas on Jung Katz

What is art to you?
Art is a game I like to play.

What does your typical day look like?
Swinging between work and laziness.

Interview with Artist Melinda Matyas on Jung Katz
Interview with Artist Melinda Matyas on Jung Katz

How long does it typically take for you to finish a piece?
Sometimes it takes way too long because I never give up on a work until I’m contented with it.  But that’s not a rule.

How do you keep motivated?
Visiting exhibitions is one of the biggest motivation, and sometimes inspiration as well.

How would you say your surroundings have influenced your work?
My childhood definitely influenced my work, especially the communistic period I had to endure as an oversensitive child.

Interview with Artist Melinda Matyas on Jung Katz
Interview with Artist Melinda Matyas on Jung Katz

What do you hope to accomplish with your work?
I’d like my work to resonate with the viewer and make it reflect on certain things.

How have others reacted to your work?
People reaction to my work are very different but most of them can connect with it emotionally.

Interview with Artist Melinda Matyas on Jung Katz
Interview with Artist Melinda Matyas on Jung Katz

What do you want others to take away from your work?
I would like others to take away what they see. That’s all. And if they see something different than what my message was, it makes my work even more complex and that makes me happy. The message is in the eye of the beholder.

What, if anything, would you tell your younger self?
Never forget to keep in touch with the child within.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
All answers can be found within.

Interview with Artist Melinda Matyas on Jung Katz
Interview with Artist Melinda Matyas on Jung Katz

Any words of wisdom to aspiring artists who want to pursue a similar career?
Inspiration comes during work.

What are your thoughts on art school?
Good and bad at the same time. It can help and damage as well.

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