Maia Stefana Oprea


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First time in Africa – TUNISIA

The International Festival of Arts in Monastir, Tunisia, now in its 12th edition, took place from the 1st to the 12th of September 2014,

with the proposed theme:  “In Search of Light”. Continue reading


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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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“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


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Pansies

Two paintings of pansies from my garden, painted during April !

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Boundless

“Boundless” is an old sketch that I have recently reworked, changing it radically.

Here is the first study, dated 2009 I believe (sorry I can only find the Deviant Art version of it).

“Silent Conversation”

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A Rainy Afternoon

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When I lived in Alexandru Lahovari plaza (one of the old historical centers of Bucharest), I saw this landscape, this bestial skirmish of shadows and lights, an afternoon rain pattering across the rooftops.

It was somehow raining with sun that day, it was that kind of rain that awakens a huge metal excitation in the surrounding colours …

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