Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Rivka Einav

Rivka Einav

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Performances, Collaboration

I have this romantic quest, in the mind of mine; searching for all the things I cannot

understand. Exploring the space beyond me, and the limenality across to the other.

Investigating the gap within our perceptions, the metaphysical, and the intangible depth

of human existence. To embody things I can’t see, to be in a body that takes up space,

but only the space it exists in at any given moment. Living as a compromise of being, to

live within the physical but maybe as a search for everything beyond it, constantly

battling its limitations. Perception, the body, and the mind; they are all both the dividing

factors between two humans, yet the bridge that while casting oneself into the other you

can reach a transcendence of limitations.

I am driven to understand, fascinated by philosophical ideas that revolve around

existence, epistemology, ontology, and the constraints of being. The concepts that

reflect on the human relationship to physical space. The relationship between

individuals, and an individual to one’s own self. Simultaneously intrigued by the safety of

boundaries, confinements of being, and the desire for transcendence, for the lines that

blur, for spaces that overlap.

My process is an ongoing evolution of grappling with grasping the ungraspable, the

feelings and senses that are intangible and inaccessible to us. Sculptural form and

installations to give form to concepts, and simultaneously grappling with cutting down

excess materiality to the remains of purer form of expression, first hand grappling with

constrictions of body and space. Grappling with the impossibility of overlapping space of

one and the other, or the ideas beyond the limit of my own body and mind, the body as a

medium of immediate and raw encapsulation of the human experience.

Rivka Einav (Cyprys) is an artist currently based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in London, UK, where she graduated from The University of The Arts, Chelsea, with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art. 

Working predominantly with performance, installation and, Cyprys seeks to explore the conditions of the human experience, ideas that revolve around existence, and redefines and subverts the usage of arbitrary items. Cyprys’s approach to fine art is highly conceptual. She is intrigued by physiological condition and philosophical state of being that align or conflict with inhibited space. There are often underlying themes of inaccessibility, limited human perception, and physical and intangible space. Cyprys stated, “ I am grappling with the impossibility of overlapping space of one and the other, the body as a medium of immediate and raw encapsulation of the human experience. I want to explore the interchangeability of emotions and the uncanny. The metaphorical and the poetic, the abstract within physical space, the freedom that coexists with constrictions, and the beauty within it.”


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217

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  • Video
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