Rike Reveman, born in Germany in 1984, is a visual artist living in France who studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig and completed her MFA at the New York Academy of Art in New York City.
Reveman’s work focuses on the female figure. In doing so, she employs a variety of painterly languages. She cuts up previously painted images in oils or drawings and reassembles them, experimenting with textiles such as wool or old clothes. In doing so, she mixes a seen reality with her memory. Previously, she worked mainly on tapestry-like paintings reminiscent of Hyronimus Bosch. Her so-called “Wimmelbilder” show complex scenes of social structures and traumas.
In a new series of blue paintings, Reveman explores the mermaid. Again, the body, the experience of a woman, this time a fantastical one, is the central theme of her work.