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Rick Rivet

1949 Aklavik, Canada

7 Works exhibited

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  • About the Artist

Richard James Rivet was born in the remote area of Aklavik in the Northwest Territories of Canada in 1949, though he has recently moved to Belleville, ON. His early years were spent growing up in the delta in a Metis family which made their living by trapping, hunting and fishing. Of Metis background, Rivet's Indigenous roots, and his experience in growing up in Canada's North, have been important factors in his development as an artist. Since 1989, Rivet has worked fulltime on his artwork, mainly concentrating in acrylic painting, mixed media and collage on canvas, with some drawing.

Influences in his artwork are varied and derive from Shamanistic imagery of ancient peoples the world over (North American Indian, Inuit, Australian Aborigine, Norse, Oceanic, Siberian). Equally influential are Western and contemporary influences from various artists and art movements (such as: Edvard Munch, German Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Antoni Tapies, and Paterson Ewen, to name a few). His work involves combining and re-interpreting the iconography of various Indigenous peoples in a contemporary perspective.

Works by Rick Rivet

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2021

121.92 x 106.68 cm

4859,75 €

2020

121.92 x 106.68 cm

4859,75 €

2020

106.68 x 111.76 cm

4689,23 €

2019

116.84 x 111.76 cm

4945,01 €

2005

110.49 x 110.49 cm

4774,49 €

1999

121.92 x 110.49 cm

4945,01 €

1994

101.6 x 101.6 cm

4433,46 €

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