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Riva Borensztejn named RIVABOREN

Wednesday 2 March 2016, by Barbara Cogollos

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Riva Boren is the pseudonym Borensztejn Riva, born 10 August 1926 in Paris and died December 20, 1995 in Paris. She is a French plastic artist, she began her studies in a school of Fine Arts in New York from 1946 until 1949. She returned to France and worked from 1951 to 1952 in a Workshop of Zakdine in Paris. She performs numerous and regular trips in Asia and Far East, these trips have a huge influence on her work.

She participated in many exhibitions such as the Salon of young painters in Paris in 1963 and 1966.

She had initially concentrated on sculpture for 6 years and then she found, in 1972, her final technique. This latter allows her to materialize her mental images. She uses Kraft paper as a medium which allows it to have in background the warm color. She affixes, such as paint, oil pastel, very precise and delicate manner. She traces figures, busts, but the faces are still hidden, sometimes by a veil or scarf, sometimes by a mask or hood. She rarely painted groups of characters on the same canvas and when she does, the characters are always represented in the same way within the group and usually on the same plane. We find in his paintings the aesthetic precious Far Eastern costumes. Her technique, precise and meticulous is not reminiscent theses costumes where the production of which requires patience and care.

RIVA BOREN is exposed in numerous and prestigious museums such as the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris. She is also present for sale in particular on the 19th of March in 1994 in Paris, where her painting "Peruvian 3" has sold for 10,000 francs.

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