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Aryanah Rivera

Clarence Center NY USA
http://www.aryanahrivera@gmail.com
My paintings are decaying narratives influenced by B-movie posters and film stills. In the way that a film still or a Pulp Fiction poster may function, my narratives don’t reveal the entire story, but they capture the entirety of the emotion and mood. Horror as a genre has cultivated tropes designed by men, built around women. As a Latina woman, I focus on navigating the reclamation of the horror genre. My work examines the experiences of women through a horror lens. I am exploring trauma as well as the spectacle and objectification of the female body. Two female archetypes continually speak to one another in my work: the damsel in distress and femme fatale. In my work I try to raise questions about sexuality, fear, and the perception of female bodies.
© Aryanah Rivera | Love Is For Everybody 9219
2018 Painting | Love Is For Everybody
oil on canvas, 8x10in, 2017
USD $350
© Aryanah Rivera | Hate Alley 9220
2018 Painting | Hate Alley
oil on canvas, 8x10in, 2017
USD $350
© Aryanah Rivera | Untimely 9221
2018 Painting | Untimely
oil on canvas, 8x10in, 2017
USD $350
© Aryanah Rivera | Summer House 9222
2018 Painting | Summer House
oil on canvas, 8x10in, 2018
USD $350
© Aryanah Rivera | Before Bed 9223
2018 Painting | Before Bed
oil on canvas, 8x10in, 2017
USD $350
© Aryanah Rivera | Sea of Hands 9224
2018 Painting | Sea Of Hands
oil on canvas, 8x10in, 2018
USD $350