Summer 2019 I had a very special opportunity: I was invited by one of the most
famous mantra bands in the world, Deva Premal & Miten, to paint their music live at their
summer festival on a small island in Greece. What an extraordinary experience that was to
inuence my artworks for several years.
While painting, I had the feeling, that the universal and transforming power of mantras was
oating directly through my cells and shapes and colors arised all by themselves on the canvas.
A new form of expression was born and it was so captivating that I studied the implementation
and the eect of the ‚visual sounds‘ on canvas for several years. I am blessed to share all my
experiences and hope to pass on all the positive, powerful vibrations with each and every
Ava Chiba is an Austrian painter and highly sensitive artist, currently based in Munich,
Germany. She studied with Prof. Hans Seeger, holds a Master of Arts in Design and Visual
Communication from the Munich University of Applied Sciences, and a Bachelor’s Degree
in Communications from the Bavarian Academie for Marketing and Communication. She also
added a few semesters of psychology at the LMU Munich.
Ava’s artworks are a result of years of study on spiritual philosophy. For many years she has
devoted her artistic considerations to the invisible vibrations that are operating powerfully
behind the physical form. As a highsensitive and synesthete, she has the rare gift of being
able to perceive information from distance and to reproduce non-visible information - such
as music or personality - in color and form.
Working predominantly within the medium of acrylic on canvas, Ava paints with an
extreme mastery of technique, unfolding her artworks in a dreamy and imaginative
atmosphere. She has a personal and recognisable style that is highly intriguing. Her works
is grounded on subtle perception, whilst holding a detailed and process-oriented approach
to creating beautiful and beguiling paintings. Somehow she succeeds in involving the viewer
and makes him feel part of the scenery, part of the energetic and vital ow of her creations. It
is impossible not to feel a sense of calm when looking at her artworks.
Initially creating artworks that explore the activating eects of symmetry and holistic
geometry patterns on the viewer, Ava’s current practice has developed and evolved to an
even more comprehensive visible language: Including explorations on colour theory, oral
formations and most recently, investigating into material, has enabled the activation of
physical and transient energies through her works continually.
After several years of exploring Ayurveda HEALING SOUNDs in her art considerations Ava has
transformed her experience into the ability to create compelling, intuitive portraits in a very
new and fascinating way.
Together in glory, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90 cm
Purelife, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90 cm
Paradise, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 110 cm