Shannan Gia

Shannan Gia

Born °1976 and raised in Cape Town, Shannan has been actively involved both in the Fine Arts as well as the Film & Commercials Production Industry since graduating with a Bachelor of Technology degree in the Fine Arts, (receiving a few distinctions & a final Cum Laudea. She is currently a Visual Effects Artist & Animator at one of the top Post Production houses in Johannesburg. Creative 'brainstorming' processes such as pre-visualisation / concept art / storyboarding & character design are evident influences in her designs. She has a Diploma in Advanced Character Animation from Animation Mentor (a world- renowned training school based in San Francisco) & has attended the "Gobelins l'�cole de l'image" Summer School ~ another highly recognised animation school in Paris. She won 1st prize for a Matte Painting created for a South African digital arts challenge. She also recently collaborated with a few other talented artists to create a music video for one of the top local bands.

Limited Edition works
In a new body of work, Shannan explores the notion of creativity founded in the practice of doodling & the ability to keep in touch with one's child side. She takes artworks she has created over many years & places them together to create a random juxtaposition. This contemporary language of forced association overrides the logical thought processes & inspires latent creativity. The additional lyrical phrases are intended to express & stimulate the creative, whimsical side of the mind. She feels life is full of cross referencing whether intended or accidental & believes through this act of creativity the viewer & the artist can play with personal interpretation. Her pieces are visually vibrant & the narratives she creates are naive, warming, nostalgic & quirky.

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