The same is reflected in the visual language, as well as on the level of the lettering. At the beginning of the series, Mina Mania’s main character Nana is depicted fragmentarily, deformed, more abstract and thrown together. The legibility of Mina Mania’s lettering is accordingly difficult and cryptic. This is compounded by the varied color choices, negative contrasts, and different textures of the individual fields. At the end, the image structure appears resolute and clear. The representation appears more graphic and, due to the clear lines and flat color fields, almost striking. Nana is clearly aligned with regard to the future and takes an unambiguous position, Mina Mania’s lettering also corresponds to this clarity and is therefore well recognizable.
Other details about the Fragments d’une fleur – dédié à Romina series include the character’s head and direction of gaze, as well as hands and gestures. Interestingly, the direction of the gaze of Mina Mania’s main character Nana is to the left in the first four frames, suggesting the direction of gaze for “past” and to the right on the last canvas, suggesting the view into the future and the new chapter in life. Likewise, hand gestures are notable in Mina Mania’s current series. The gestures of Nana’s four-fingered hands are always synchronized with the content of the individual painting and also contribute an essential role on a formal-aesthetic level.
In addition, Mina Mania designs throughout the series only with the primary colors yellow, red and blue. In the background she works with relatively dark tones in the foreground the various shades of the primary colors appeared all the more bright.
Mina Mania’s creative practice is dynamic and flowing. Central to this is the union as well as the juxtaposition of round and angular forms in a harmonious pictorial composition. Thus, she places organic and geometric imagery in a vibrant context. The versatile artist uses numerous techniques, such as painting, drawing and graphics and is characterized by the versatility of textures by acrylic, oil, pastel and water-soluble colors partially flow together.
Tania di Brita