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NEWS

SOLO SHOW AT GALLERIE BHAK, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA April 2106

CARINA AND LILA PRINTS COMMISSIONED FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE OF THE NEW ROYAL CARIBBEAN SHIP HARMONY OF THE SEAS June 2016

ART REPUBLIC - THE ART YARD SALE 2016

Featuring popular urban and contemporary artists, each with a stall of their work, including Pure Evil, RYCA, Copyright, Carne Griffiths, Carrie Reichardt, Bonnie and Clyde, Eelus, Thomas Brothers and more...

Dates tbc

Location:
Jubilee Square
Jubilee Street
Brighton
BN1 1GE

www.artyardsale.co.uk

SAATCHI GALLERY
My work can now be seen in the Editions Print Gallery at the Saatchi Gallery, Kings Road, London. 


GALLERIES

SAATCHI GALLERY - Kings Road, London
http://www.saatchistore.com/23-artist-editions 

LIBERTY GALLERY - Kent
http://www.liberty-gallery.com 

ART REPUBLIC - Brighton
http://www.artrepublic.com/artists/1067-maria-rivans.html 

LAWRENCE ALKIN GALLERY - Soho, London
http://www.lawrencealkingallery.com 

BYARD GALLERY, Cambridge
http://www.byardart.co.uk/artists/maria-rivans/ 

WILL'S ART WAREHOUSE, Putney, London
http://www.wills-art.com/artist/maria+rivans 

THE DRANG
http://www.thedranggallery.com

LILFORD GALLERY, Canterbury and Folkstone
http://www.lilfordgallery.com

ON-LINE GALLERIES

INSIDER CHIC
http://www.insiderchic.net/shop/

HANG-UP GALLERY, London
http://hanguppictures.com/Default.aspx?A=ProductSearch&ID=/search-results&SE=True 

MODERN ART BUYER
http://Modernartbuyer.com/browse.php?view=artist&artistid=47



EXHIBITIONS 2016

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead and Battersea London, with Liberty Gallery

Will’s Art Warehouse, London, Hong Kong, New York, 

London Art Fair with Liberty Gallery 


PAST EXHIBITIONS

CHRISTIES, SOUTH KENSINGTON GALLERY, OUT OF THE ORDINARY 2015

SAATCHI SOLO SHOW, SAATCHI GALLERY, KINGS ROAD, LONDON 2015

LILFORD GALLERY, CANTERBURY, JOINT SHOW WITH BONNIE AND CLYDE 2014 

LAWRENCE ALKIN GALLERY, LONDON, JOINT SHOW WITH BONNIE AND CLYDE 2014

BACK TO NATURE - SOLO SHOW  INK-D GALLERY 2013
96 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YE
3 May - 2 June 2013 

With the theme of nature as a backdrop, I have converted the gallery into a fantastical jungle environment, complete with astro turf and tumbling flora and fauna, transporting you physically into my surreal world in which to explore my humorous and bizarre 3D collages. Mind your head!

www.ink-d.co.uk

 

AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

UNRAVELLED
Commission awarded to make an installation for Unravelled in the Library of the National Trust House, The Vyne, near Billingshurst.
www.unravelled.org.uk 


PENGUIN PUBLISHERS COMMISSION 'HEART OF DARKNESS' 
Check out the book cover I was commissioned to design for the classic 'Heart of Darkness'.
An amazing read, the film Apocolypse Now was based on the book. 
http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/cs/uk/0/minisites/penguinessentials/index.html 


AESTHETICA CREATIVE WORKS COMPETITION FINALIST
Finalist for the Aethetica Creative Works Annual 2011 for 'If
You Go Down to the Woods Today...' This collage was chosen
from 4000 entries and can now be seen in the annual. To purchase
the annual for £7.95 please visit the link below. 

Celebrating contemporary art and culture, the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual 2011 is an anthology that brings together the winners and finalists from the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition.

www.aestheticamagazine.com/shop.htm


MARIA RIVANS BIOGRAPHY

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


Rivans studied 3D design at the University of Brighton, before turning to jewellery design and setting up her own workshop. But an aptitude for the visual arts was in her blood: growing up with her Italian family in Essex, hours of her childhood were devoted to drawing and doodling, listening to music, covering her bedroom walls with film and pop heroes, while she soaked up the televisual culture that would come to form her greatest influence.


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. Her use of collage reflects the complex and fragmented world from which the art arises, but an attention to beauty and to harmony of composition gestures optimistically towards the social capacity to piece it back together again. 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' process begins with her extensive collection of vintage ephemera, which she scavenges from antique books and retro magazines, always on the look-out for that perfect 'something' in second-hand shops and at market stalls. Like piecing together an unruly jigsaw puzzle, Rivans begins to collate and assemble the skilfully cut-out fragments and scraps, labouring over long periods and making alteration after alteration, until the collage begins to take shape. Through an intense attention to detail and an artistic sensitivity to colour and composition, each of Rivans' artworks is the product of months of careful deliberations and decisions, every tiny tweak necessary in the final formation. 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.


Maria works from her studio in Brighton: a kooky building, purpose built as a small cinema in 1911. She exhibits work throughout the UK as well as internationally, including Hong Kong, New York and across Europe. Notable solo shows include the Saatchi Gallery, London, and Galerie Bhak, Seoul. In 2015, Rivans was invited to show at Christies, London, for their 'Out of the Ordinary' sale. Pin-up portrait 'Lady Valentina' is used as the campaign image for both the London and Milan Affordable Art Fairs; 'Carina', the face of the Scoop International Fashion Show at Saatchi for 2015; and 'Scarlett' heads the Nordea Private Banking campaign for Stockholm Affordable Art Fair.


BUYING WORK
Send an e mail with the title of the piece you would like to purchase.
You will then receive a reply for the total cost including Postage & Packaging for that particular piece.


http://www.mariarivans.com/contact



FRAMES
All frames are made of birch or tulip and are either white, black or walnut.

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