Mrs Smith' depicts the iconic face of the 1940s silver screen siren, Lana Turner, in an inspired portrayal of evolution on planet earth. Rivans has created a beautiful bricolage headdress around the black and white portrait, building up from a collar of marine protozoa microorganisms (the first animals), into efflorescent flora and fauna, exotic animals, and, finally, children playing happily in a treehouse.
In Rivans striking analogy, earth becomes the film noir and Mother Nature the femme fatale, beautiful and strong, while fallible and fragile. Creating visual harmony out of earthly chaos, "Mrs Smith' is the love, the life, and the beauty of our planet: the experience of consciousness and what it means to be human.
Mrs Smith is a fantastic new exclusive to Enter Gallery by acclaimed artist Maria Rivans.
Size (cm): 60 x 40
Medium: Giclee, Print Artist Proof
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Size (cm): 60 x 40
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About the artist
Taking a unique approach to collaging, Maria Rivans is known for her layered imagery of vintage Hollywood. From starlets to Sci-Fi, B-movies to TV trash, Rivans’ passion for bygone cinema is palpable, infusing every piece with a life of its own.
Merging Pop Art with Surrealism, her work overflows with elements – a rich fusion of the organic and artificial, the urban and the natural, the human and the animal. Finely tuned to colour and compositional harmony, Rivans uses her distinctive approach to vintage adding a touch of humour, optimism, and inspiration.
In 2017 and 2018, her work featured in The Times newspaper and, in 2018, her Film Still ‘Understanding Nothing’ was selected for the Royal Academy’s 250th Summer Exhibition.