Maria Rivans is a contemporary British artist, known for her scrapbook-style collages. A mash-up of Surrealism meets Pop-Art, Rivans’s work is often culled from her huge collection of vintage paraphernalia.
Rivans grew up in Essex and spent her childhood drawing and doodling. She studied 3D design at the University of Brighton and set up her own workshop designing jewellery before developing the complex, colourful and beautiful collages for which she is best known.
Her extensive collection of vintage ephemera has been scavenged over time from antique books and retro magazines. Rivans says she is always on the look-out for that perfect ‘something’ in second-hand shops and at market stalls.
Each of her artworks are the product of months of careful deliberations and decisions, every tiny tweak necessary in the final formation. She describes her work as “piecing together an unruly jigsaw.”