Maia Ștefana Oprea’s creative process deals with abstraction, dissimulated narratives, the dissolution of time, consumerism and the aesthetics of co-presence.
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Anunțăm prima participare a Galeriei AnnArt în cadrul ediției 2019 a târgului de artă viennacontemporary, care va avea loc între 26 și 29 septembrie la Marx Halle, din Viena. Galeria AnnArt va fi reprezentată de lucrările Maia Ștefana Oprea la standul expozițional G18.
Maia Ștefana Oprea abordează abstracția, narațiunea disimulată, disoluția timpului, consumerism, estetica co-prezenței, prin explorări a căror convergență se desenează progresiv ca un organism în continuă evoluție.
‘ My Collection of Forms’ could be a giant walk-in still life that invokes a pause, dwelling in a state of purposeful indeterminacy. A web of relationships that invite us to guess contrived narratives and other fait accompli, leaving us to mind-wander between the painted images and the imaginary spaces invoked within them.
For the last seven years Maia Oprea set about to keep track, store and transform all of the industrially produced bits of matter that are entering her household with constant imminent speed. Bringing together both artificial and earth-conscious materials, this artistic process inherently touches on ecological self-sufficiency in the contemporary art scene and is a reflection on loss, absence, emptiness and the consciousness of an ephemeral and fragile relation to the natural world.
These everyday recordings and encounters are a collection of memories from particular times and spaces, and ‘there always comes a moment when one feels the need to show his work to the world, less to gather his judgment than to reassure oneself about the existence of this work, and even about his own existence’*.
*excrept from La carte et le territoire novel by Michel Houellebecq, which was the source of inspiration for the painting ‘Travailler en Solitaire’, 390 x 510 cm, 2018
AnnArt Gallery, 2019