In our ATAS Artist Spotlight series, we take a deeper dive into our artists through their work and the creative process and stories behind them.
Melinda Magyar is a Hungarian artist known for her colorful and sassy digital art. Her artwork is influenced by her mood and the people around her. When Melinda is not drawing, she enjoys running and social psychology. One of Melinda’s personal motto is that “there is always space for dessert”.
This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
“Contributing to a cause that helps people makes me feel positive about the future”
What is your creative process?
Melinda: My ideas usually come to me when I’m on a train (I commute a lot), and I like to actually make those ideas come to life at night hours.
Which one of your works is your favorite?
Melinda: Honestly, I’m a dog person, but I’m obsessed with cat videos. It’s nothing fancy, but I can’t get enough of silly cat faces.
If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go?
What is your favorite piece of artwork that is not your own?
Melinda: I do not have one piece of artwork that I consider my favorite, but I really like Saul Bass’ movie posters.
What do you listen to while you work?
Melinda: I like audiobooks, my taste ranges from fantasy to documentary, also the “Futur” podcasts very much interests me.
Why did you decide to become an ATAS artist?
Melinda: I joined because contributing to a cause that helps people makes me feel positive about the future.