‘Marianne’ depicts Swedish siren Anita Ekberg, her emerald eyes and ice-pink lips picked out from the vintage photograph. An explosive concoction of collaged elements, Marianne depicts life aquatic, building up from a delicately woven collar of spiky sea anemones, through marine biology and up to coastal commotion, where garlanded girls frolic in the waves. But watch out for the ocean’s darker side: woven amongst soft seaweeds and colourful clownfish, a host of perils await, from vicious sharks to carnivorous creatures, lurking in the deep… This limited edition print 'Marianne' by Maria Rivans is created using pigment inks and screenprint with iridescent gold and spot varnishes on minuet paper with torn edges.
Maria Rivans’s eye-popping collages explore the idea of existing alternate 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. 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. Influenced by the extraordinary colours of Hitchcock films shown in Technico ...
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