I worked on this painting in my 38th and 39th weeks of pregnancy, waiting for Meira, my first daughter, to be born. Today I finished this painting dedicated to her, but she still doesn’t seem decided to jump into the world.
A great lover of art, Thomas Emmerling, the man who brought Salvador Dali at the famous Romanian Cantacuzino Castle in Bușteni (in the southern Carpathian Mountains), held at the same sumptuous palace in Prahova Valley an interesting art exhibition of Young Romanian Art. Seven top artists of the new generation (Alexandra Baciu Alexandru Căzănaru, Andreea Floreanu, Bianca Ioniță, Maia Ștefana Oprea, Radu Rodideal and Alexandra Camelia Tătaru) present their works in the exhibition “Colours of Life”, from Saturday, 24 October until December 6, 2015. Continue reading
These abstract works are in private collections across the world.
– artist MAIA ȘTEFANA OPREA
This gallery contains 33 photos
THE IN-TRIGÂ BOX installation : print on A4 (both sides), wood
The In-Trigâ box was shown in relation with an exhibition of my litograph engravings and thus had the purpose of revealing my creative and making processes. These digital prints were inserted in a wooden table-box and could be taken and viewed by the visitors.
UN-FINISHED exhibition @Colony Art Gallery, 2014
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De multă vreme am ajuns să consider mare parte din schițele realizate în trecut (în perioada 2002 – 2012) ca fiind o materie și materiale ce trebuie digerate și reintegrate într-un circuit prezent de creație. Selecția acestora și timpul petrecut studiindu-le, analizândule, sau doar pur și simplu observându-le, depozitându-le și restaurându-le a înlocuit de fapt orice act prezent de creație cu o ștergere minuțioasă a amintirilor. Amintirea, ca apofantică, are întotdeauna o acțiune recursivă, raza ei se întinde asupra vieții mele actuale, ea este o intruziune în viața mea. Reutilizarea acestor schițe ar fi o curățire lăuntrică ce mi-ar da posibilitatea să renasc în și prin propria creație, dar nu ar fi propriu-zis o ștergere, cât un amplu proces de reparație și de petrecere a timpului.
Every year, at the beginning of June, the Harilaq Art Festival (organised by the Municipality of Fushe Kosova and Muhamet Metis ) takes place near Prishtina, Kosovo. The Harilaq fortress is situated on top of the hill known by the local toponomy as the Gradina – Harilaq. It is built on the remain of an earlier prehistoric settlement, attested by the archaeological findings. Continue reading
a recent self-portrait that I have realised,
was selected for the International Painting Biennial of Chișinău 2015,
an event organized under the patronage of the
Ministry of Culture of Republic of Moldova in the
“Constantin Brâncuși” Exhibition Center in Chișinău.
“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
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.
In between the 4th and the 22nd of July I was on a journey to Kicevo, Macedonia, a magic place I will never forget. I am honoured to have been invited to attend the International Art Colony of Kicevo and I am very happy that the natural surroundings of the House of Art (the Art Hotel where the colony took place) inspired me greatly ! Continue reading