Maria Rivans, The Splendour Of Peace
Giclee and Screen print with spot varnishes on Somerset
Limited edition of 75
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
80 x 110 cm | 31.49 x 43.31 in
‘The Splendour of Peace’ is Rivans’ response to the recent turbulent times we have been experiencing – and a reminder of how beautiful peace can be. Transporting us to the serenity of a Japanese garden, you can almost smell the jasmine and cherry blossom; can almost hear the hum of birds, beasts, and bees, the tinkling of teapots, and the giggle of geishas. Set into an antique polished silver vase, the modern collage merges with the traditional still life, inspired by the Dutch Masters: there’s a buzz and a vibrancy, but there’s equilibrium here too, creating a deep and meditative sense of calm that promises to soothe the soul and promote inner peace.
Maria Rivans creates eye-popping collages that explore the idea of existing realities and fantastical other worlds 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.
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.
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