Maia Stefana Oprea


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SUBJECTIVE HISTORIES – MAIA ȘTEFANA OPREA, MATEI ENRIC, JAN ALBU

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

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You can read more about this exhibition here : https://maiastefanaoprea.wordpress.com/category/exhibitions-events/

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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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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

“Lilac in the Light” is available for sale on http://www.artquid.com/artist/maiaoprea/maia-oprea.html

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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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Fragment

"F SHARP" - acrylic on cotton, 90 x 90 cm, 2013

“F SHARP” – acrylic on cotton, 90 x 90 cm, 2013

“The smallest chip

 of a glass or a cup

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APOLO ART COLONY – ALBANIA 2013

During September I attended the Apolo Art Colony in Albania, held close to the city of Fier, somewhere in between a forest and the seashore.  My travel to Albania was quite adventurous: armed with much Ismail Kadare, I flew to Bari (Italy) and from there I crossed the Adriatic Sea. Some of the paintings are the result of this troubling night spent in the middle of the Adriatic.

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Silent space

“Sunt un bolovan cenuşiu; nu am alte calităţi

Visez, împietrind visele pe care singur mi le aleg. “

( Alain Bosquet)

 

I am a gray boulder, I have no other qualities
Dreaming, hardening the dreams that I choose alone.

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http://www.saatchionline.com/art/Painting-Silent-Space/43191/1765999/view

http://www.maia-fine-art.com/?theme=Figurative

 


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Happy Parents

A couple of months ago I was commissioned by someone I have never met or seen in photographs, to realize a painting on the theme of “happy parents”. Continue reading


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The Three Ages

Back in 2012 I realized my first big airbrush painting, “The Three Ages”

"The Three Ages I", airbrush and spray on canvas, 210 x 135 cm, 2012

“The Three Ages I”, airbrush and spray on canvas, 210 x 135 cm, 2012

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“Hunger” @ Spazio Tempo Arte 2013

During the month of August my artwork “Hunger” will be on view at the “Human Rights” exhibition 2013.

"Hunger", 70 x 70 cm, oil, pen and marker on canvas, 2012

“Hunger”, 70 x 70 cm, oil, pen and marker on canvas, 2012

“Hunger” has its roots in the disgust caused by excessive intimacy with the self, a self that doesn’t stand itself. It brings about the right of desiring to get to the surface of one’s depths, confronting with the “realities of live being, that are rebuild every moment, that connect one day to the other, throwing bridges over gaps, over amorphous states and irretrievable absences” (Lucian Raicu, “Reflections of the Creative Spirit”). Seeking to portray the remains of personal seizures, “Hunger” also talks about the right to Self expression. Continue reading