Rica Belna was born in Austria, and has called Berlin, Germany her home since 1993. At the age of 16, Belna started to work with photography, gaining a first experience with professional cameras through her membership in a photo club. This initial interest and involvement in photography as a hobby, originally mostly black and white as well as portraits, led to Belna's full-time artistic work starting in 2004. In 2006, Belna switched to digital photography, which opened up an entirely new venue of artistic and creative work. The opportunity to aesthetically affect and control the quality of her work right away is very important to Belna. It provides great possibilities and capabilities in her creation of large-format artworks.
Additionally, Belna developed original photo-techniques, which produce the unique style seen in her photo-design works. Latest developments in digital cameras, image editing and printing processes directly support the top quality requirements Belna puts in her art, as well as her preferences for working on large imagery in her assignments. She says: "My creative potential grows with the possibilities that come my way".
Belna's work focuses on artistic and creative solutions for wall designs. She creates large-format photographic imagery, which achieves a room-enhancing and space-expanding effect. With some series, Belna specifically intends to provide calming, relaxing, invigorating and refreshing environments. Her designs offer a powerful way to enhance large vertical surfaces without overwhelming the space. Design motifs can be adapted flexibly in color palette, shape, sizing, and cropping to optimally fit the client's concepts, thus flowing naturally into architectural or interior designs. Belna provides a wide aesthetic variety, spanning from looks inspired by classic mosaic traditions all the way to very abstract, modern works.