By Kendra Sells
Mala Luna captured the spirit of San Antonio including local food, merchandise vendors, DJs, rappers and visual artists. Humble painter Aji and I had a brief discussion about her artistic likes and her first live mural painting experience.
Aji was invited to Mala Luna to produce a painting themed around Dia de los Muertos, the day of the dead. She says that this experience has been great for her in terms of boosting her confidence from all of the positive feedback that she’s received.
“I think I’ve gotten a lot of exposure, but I’m not really worried about it,” Aji said. “I just really like all of the positive words that everybody gave me, it really warms my heart. Ya know, I can really get down about my art, so it’s pretty cool.”
Aji is down to earth and modest about her talent. She doesn’t have any social media accounts, but you can catch her art in various spots around San Antonio. She encourages other aspiring artists to always work to define their craft, reminding them that there’s room for everyone’s art to be exposed and shared with others.
“Keep putting your art out there, but make sure your ‘ish’ is legit,” Aji said. “Everybody’s art is unique and it deserves exposure, so keep putting it out there, but make sure it’s on lock.”