Maria Rivans - Eliza

Maria Rivans - Eliza


Eliza (Gene Tierney) Archival pigment inks and screenprint with iridescent blue and French glass and high spot varnish on Minuet paper with torn edges
100cm x 70cm
Limited edition of 50

Eliza. Starring a strong, powerful and confident Gene Tierney who is also well-balanced and listens to her instinct and lives in the present. She is a philosopher and looks to the beasts and the Earth for answers to life’s questions A Super Spirit.

Quote excerpted from the Abraham-Hicks workshop in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, October 15th, 1998

‘Your animals live in the moment. They understand the power of their now. They expect the Universe to yield to them. They don't worry or fret or conjure or make laws or rules or try to regulate. They are Pure Positive Energy. Your beasts vibrate more on the Energy scale of contentment than of passion. Their desire was set forth from nonphysical, and continues to be set forth by those, like you, who want Energy balance, who want sustenance. The difference between the beast and the human is that the beast is more general in its intent. The human is usually less blended, usually less allowing of the Energy to flow, but is more specific. And that is why the human is seen to be the Creator while the beast is more the balancer of Energy.


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Maria Rivans is a contemporary British artist, known for her mash- up of Surrealism meets Pop-Art aesthetic.

Rivans studied 3D design at the University of Brighton. Growing up with her Italian family, hours of her childhood were devoted to drawing and doodling, while she soaked up the televisual culture that would come to form her greatest influence.

The artists who have defined Rivans’ work include: Max Ernst; Robert Rauschenberg; Richard Hamilton; Sarah Lucas; and Tracey Emin as well as David Bowie; Vivienne Westwood; Alfred Hitchcock; and David Lynch.

Rivans’ artwork is known for its unique approach to collaging. Intertwining different film and TV genres, Rivans’ work reinvents existing film plots and narratives, to spin bizarre and dreamlike tales.

Her process begins with her collection of vintage ephemera, which she collates and assembles with an intense attention to detail until the collage takes shape. Her work takes the form of 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. She exhibits work throughout the UK as well as internationally, including Hong Kong, New York and across Europe. Solo shows include the Saatchi Gallery, London, and Galerie Bhak, Seoul.