Award-winning abstract artist Viktoria Ganhao was born in 1971 in Kyiv, Ukraine. She was raised in an artistic family, and her creativity was encouraged from an early age.
She worked in the Fashion Industry for 17 years, pursued an entrepreneurial career, lived in 7 countries, and traveled worldwide. In 2016 she decided to focus on becoming a full-time artist.
As an avid traveler, Viktoria uses all new experiences as the most significant inspiration for her paintings. Her series of abstract artworks are a collection of memories, feelings, and emotions gathered during her travels. Every artwork she creates is a way to pay homage to unique places she has been to, transforming them into a journey of storytelling and memoir. However, the abstract nature of her art invites the viewer to develop their interpretation of the work. "Each painting has a story to be discovered."
Her painting process is intuitive and begins with a palette of colors and a range of tools, intending to make ground and texture, then continues with adding several layers and colors, switching from brushes to palette knives, using a wide range of mediums and tools.
She enjoys creative freedom in this way of working because she believes that art is about freedom. Her innovative, open mind doesn't allow her to work in only one style or technique, despite her works always having a commonality.
She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, participated in art fairs and festivals, and continues to be active in showing her art to a different audience, as viewers' feedback is always a huge source of inspiration.
Viktoria recently moved to Portugal, where she lives and works from her studio in Abrantes.