Ria Ganis was raised in the rainforest environs of Mt Glorious, just outside Brisbane. This stunning environment provided a rich visual resource for her work in the arts and photography. Her interest in fine detailed design motivated her to study fashion design, jewellery and accessory design including silversmithing.
She worked in London extending her fashion design skills and on her return, presented at Sydney Fashion Week. “The preparation for this event stimulated my interest in photography”. Ria studied photography and found her niche.
The creativity of fashion photography led her to Melbourne where she was immersed in the visual arts. Always open to ideas, Ria explored traditional bookbinding, which provided skills that she has transferred to her recent photographic images ‘Landscapes of the Mind’.
“ I believe that diverse creative skills and techniques is a resource for innovative ideas”. Ria uses traditional and contemporary techniques - painting, computer graphics, photography and an acrylic fusion process. “These techniques collectively, enhance the original colour intensity of traditional painting and the premium quality acrylic process creates a crystalline finish. The colours and forms suggest the reality of aerial photography, but the serendipity of the creative process blurs the line between Landscape and Dreamscape”.
“My aim is to create a meditative image that enhances a space rather than dominates a space. Any interior design palette of colours can be used to create a custom-made image that supports the ambience of a space, be it dynamic or tranquil. My intent for the work is to present a quality and scale suitable for corporate, professional, commercial, or domestic locations.”
Landscapes of the Mind Exhibition runs from the 3rd of February to the 24th of April 2018. Opening night on the 16th of February 2018 at Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Road, Richmond.