Maia Stefana Oprea

Painting, Drawing, Graphic, Sculpture, Photography, Video, Installation and other by artist Maia Stefana Oprea

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looking forward to realize a work in situ at Struthof on the 12th of May 2014

Originally posted on "Struthof: the cradle of Europe?" Roger Dale:

Why?  This blog is meant to give Roger Dale ‘s students a platform to share their approach to Roger Dale’s thesis: “Struthof, the cradle of Europe?”

Who?   HEARstudents Peter Dreher: Hommage an die Malerei. Freiburg, 2013  Peter DreherAutoportraitRoger Dale

What? HEAR students will reflect on their work in situ on May 12th


Where? At Struthof

You? Have the opportunity to follow students’ approach,to share, to comment or to challenge you own assumption

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“SUBJECTIVE HISTORIES” exhibition is on show at Galeria 72 A in Bucharest, in between 12th of December and 12th of January.


You can read more about this exhibition here :

Here are some photos from the exhibition and vernissage !

"A couple", 110 x 80 cm, oil on cardboard on stretcher, 2013

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A couple

"A couple", 110 x 80 cm, oil on cardboard on stretcher, 2013

“A couple”, 110 x 80 cm, oil on cardboard on stretcher, 2013

“The model that poses for you is made ​​of flesh and blood, but what must be caught on canvas is its emanation. (…)

You distort what you see, in your own manner, and we can say that the particular mode of distorting things signifies a certain attitude towards life. ” (Francis Bacon)

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"Exhausted", ink on paper, 48 x 60 cm, 2012

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In “Exhaustion” it is me  with my dog, at the countryside, during summer, asleep in the fields.

But what I feel that is conclusive is what Francis Bacon said in an interview:

“What I feel it is conclusive is that when you are painting a man sitting, just like this, in a room, or walking down the street,

almost all the people looking at the paintings seem to agree that they portray anything but a trivial or neutral situation

and that figure is involved in some sort of crisis – perhaps the idea of ​​an imminent disaster. “


“Exhausted” is available for sale on Saatchi Online :

detail of "Lilac in the Light"

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Lilac in the light

Quoting Flaubert from his Dictionary of Received Ideas :

“LABORATORY – Every man who respects himself has a laboratory in the countryside “

"Lilac in the Light", oil on canvas board, 50 x 50 cm, April 2012

“Lilac in the Light”, oil on canvas board, 50 x 50 cm, April 2012

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AFIS _ Subjective Histories

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I have the pleasure to invite you to the group exhibition Subjective Histories.

AFIS _ Subjective Histories

The exhibiting artists are : Albu Jan, Matei Enric and Maia Ştefana Oprea.

The event will take place on the 12th of December at 19 PM at Galeria 72 A, adress: 72 A Iacob Felix Street, Bucharest

” Opening a door towards the viewer, each of the three artists proposes an initiatory journey to the intimacy of their own history, which becomes memory, lived moment and reverberated instant. Through the use of colors and shape we stand in front of a sincere artistic speech, that urges us to meditation and consonant feeling.

Matei Enric builds up a symbiosis between space and material elements, compositionally integrating the gap of the wall, into a dialogue with characters drawn from a timeless history. Under the guise of simple and direct words, lies a mysterious world waiting to be discovered, where  truth is not singular, hence it is free to be at the same time common to all of us, as well as adapted to each of us . The figurative with an archaic touch has fresh and pristine meanings. The colors are placed with subtlety and what at first sight seems a harmonious staging, becomes, as the viewer enters the artistic universe of Matei Enric, a ride that charms and captivates.

Jan Albu uses history as an artistic motif. Ancient mythological subjects turn into perspectives, ample planes, visions of destiny and true confessions that trouble us deeply. The symbolism of the Apocalypse becomes the key by which the artist reveals himself. In these powerful images of the end of the world, we find the eternal questions: Who are we? Where do we come from ? Where are we going ? The artist does not give us answers but an invitation to seek them together, accompanying us in this endeavor. Because, if we look carefully, we find him as witness in some compositions.

The works of Maia Ștefana Oprea belong to the same register of intimate telling. Emotions, become recollections the artist wants to share with us, so we can experience eternity of the moment together . Maia Oprea plays with composition and shapes. The surface becomes fluid, the colours create an emotional whirlwind and the few sculptures presented in the exhibition, show that an artist does not limit herself to a sole mode of artistic expression, but always looking for the most suitable ways to materialise the creative thought . “

Mihaela Munteanu – Streck

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detail of "Topography of a Dog II"

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Topography of a Dog II

"Topography of a Dog II", acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2013

“Topography of a Dog II”, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2013

“Sometimes, you feel like punching in the table and cry aloud: – Enough, let the time alone, time is intangible,

time should not be challenged! Is space not enough for you?

Space is human, in space you can frolic as much as you want, you can tumble,

you can roll over, you can jump from one star to another. But (…) do not touch the time! (Luigi Pirandello, excrept from “The Notebooks of Serafimo Gubio”, own translation into English) Continue reading


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