Maria Rivans creates eye-popping collages that explore the idea of existing alternate realities and fantastical other worlds, and which transport us into a surreal and exciting universe. By appropriating an array of sourced vintage ephemera, Maria seeks to overwhelm us with her compositions by combining vivid and seductive colours with powerful and often humorous imagery.
Best known for her intricate surreal landscapes, pin-up portraits and 3D boxed works, the viewer often experiences a visual and sensory overload from the hundreds of carefully cut-out found elements culled from her huge collection of vintage paraphernalia.
Maria exhibits her work across the UK as well as internationally – most recently having held a solo show at the Saatchi Gallery, London; Galerie Bhak, Seoul and featuring in Christie’s ‘Out of the Ordinary’ sale. Her work ‘Lady Valentina’ has been used as the campaign image for both London and Milan Affordable Art Fairs. ‘Carina’ was the face of the Scoop International Fashion Show held at the Saatchi Gallery in May 2015, and Nordea Private Banking selected ‘Scarlett’ to head their campaign for the Stockholm Affordable Art Fair.