Anjelika Rijvers embarked upon her artistic training at the tender age of 2 and a half. With the help of an abundance of coloring pencils she saw fit to embellish the walls of her parents' home, much to their alarm. After some formal artistic training, culture seeking and vigorous globe trotting to far flung locations such as the Gobi desert in Mongolia, swimming with piranas in the pantanal and a marine biology expedition to the North Pole - sparked her insatiable love for illustration and sculpture.
Anjelika gleans much of her inspiration from people watching. Her sculptures highlight the caricature, as well as the flaws and foibles of human nature and what society often perceives as 'ugly' or ‘anti-social.’ Her figures are the centrifugal narrators and storytellers – each character conveying remarkable stories and journeys of their own. See more of her work at www.jelimation.com and