Camille by Maria Rivans for Modern ArtBuyer.

Camille

Maria Rivans

Screenprint and giclee with varnish and an iridescent blue to gold blend. Limited edition of 60. Unframed.

870mm x 1210mm

Price: £600

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About the Artist

Maria Rivans is a contemporary British artist, known for her scrapbook-style collage aesthetic. A mash-up of Surrealism meets Pop-Art, Rivans’ work re-appropriates vintage ephemera to create fantastical worlds of the imaginary, each one suffused with vivid colour, arresting imagery, intricate detail, and finished with a dusting of subtle humour.

Maria works from her studio in Brighton: a kooky building, purpose built as a small cinema in 1911, having studied 3D design at the University of Brighton. She exhibits work throughout the UK as well as internationally, including Hong Kong, New York and across Europe.

The visual artists who have defined Rivans’ work include: Max Ernst; Frida Kahlo; Robert Rauschenberg; Richard Hamilton; David Hockney; Sarah Lucas; and Tracey Emin. Yet her influences are not limited to the visual arts: music, film and fashion have helped define her aesthetic, with the likes of David Bowie, Vivienne Westwood, Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch having a huge impact on her practice.

Rivans’ artwork is known for its unique approach to collaging. Intertwining different film and TV genres - from vintage Hollywood, to 1970s sci-fi, B-movies and TV trash - Rivans’ work is in a constant dialogue with cultures of the past, reinventing existing film plots and narratives, while spinning bizarre and dreamlike tales. In her pin-up series, Rivans reclaims iconic femininity to champion female strength; her exotic and escapist works are often laced with ominous undertones, to remind us of the darker side of human nature; utopian imagery from 1950s pop-culture speaks to today’s obsession with consumerism; while a persistent love of sci-fi illustrates the fact that Rivans’ work is always a meditation on the greater question of ‘life, the universe, and everything’.

Rivans’ work takes the form of both large-scale originals and limited edition prints, and notable series’ have included: pin-ups; landscapes; film stills; and 3D box collages.