Artist in Residence, Maria Rivans
A renowned contemporary British artist, known for her scrapbook-style collages where Surrealism meets Pop-Art 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.
Amongst her many accolades and shows she also published her first book in 2020 'Extraordinary Things to Cut Out and Collage' published.
Rivans 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.