Finding Your Perfect Art Piece With Minted
I’ve been obsessed with art since I can remember. When I was little I was always doodling and scribbling on everything I could get my hands on. And in high school I was using that paintbrush tool on my PC to create desktop wallpapers. Whoa, flashback! And all of that led me to study printmaking and photography in college.
Though my career path since graduating has taken me on quite a journey, I’ve thankfully not strayed too far from the art world. As an interior design lover I now mostly channel my love for art by figuring out the best ways to incorporate it into my home. I’m always hunting for new prints and paintings to hang. That said, not just any piece will do — there’s a certain je ne sais quoi to every work of art that I make a commitment to.
And that’s what I love about shopping at Minted. I can peruse a massive art selection on the site, and it allows me to be constantly introduced to new and emerging artists. On my latest deep dive, I totally fell for A Composition of Plants by Yanni Hui. It’s a somewhat abstract piece featuring one of my favorite subjects: plants! And while I love that this work has a contemporary feel, I find myself subconsciously attracted to the fact that it’s reminiscent of classic Chinese landscape paintings.
It’s great to connect with a piece of art on a deeper level. Of course, at first glance, I love that A Composition of Plants is bright and beautiful and mixes textures, but beyond that I can really see myself in it. And that includes feeling a connection to the artist herself. She’s Asian, like me, and I can feel that sensibility in the piece, even in the subtlest way! It’s hard to explain. And besides that similarity, Hui has some other things in common with me. Minted allows the artists to provide little notes about their work — so you can get a little insight — and regarding this particular print, she explains that she also loves filling her home with plants. She explains that it was a conscious decision to create both her composition and her color palette with a juxtaposition of provincial aesthetics. Aha! My instincts were right on. Now that I know the story of Hui’s work, I know this print will be perfectly at home in our little casa.