Maria Rivans is a contemporary British artist, known for her scrapbook-style collage aesthetic. Maria studied 3D design at the University of Brighton and started her career as a jewellery designer.
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 piece suffused with vivid colour, arresting imagery, intricate detail, and finished with a dusting of subtle humour.
The visual artists who have defined Rivans’ work include: Max Ernst; Frida Kahlo; Robert Rauschenberg; Richard Hamilton; David Hockney; Sarah Lucas; and Tracey Emin. Maria’s influences also span music, film and fashion; David Bowie, Vivienne Westwood, Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch all having a huge impact on her practice.