Maia Stefana Oprea


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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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FLASH

Don’t move ! Flash !

“Flash” was intended as a purely abstract painting.

"Flash", mixed technique on hardboard, 78 x 119 cm, 2013

“Flash”, mixed technique on hardboard, 78 x 119 cm, 2013

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WASTE – first stage @ Ruse Art Gallery

Here are the photos from the exhibition “WASTE – first stage” at the Ruse Art Gallery in Ruse, Bulgaria !
The artworks will soon be exhibited also in Bucharest, Romania. Continue reading


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Sibilants

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 !

During the last couple of years I struggled with an issue which may be concerning many young artists:

 WHAT SHALL I DO WITH ALL MY PAST SKETCHES,

DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS ?  

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Many years ago the answer lied in the garbage,
but I realised one can never be certain whether
a tiny sketch is good at all, or extremely bad ?

       I invite you to see two of the series of works made from such diverse sketches : 

COLLAGES OF OLD SKETCHES

  MIGRATIONS

     It took years until I could ‘sift’ my past drawings, while keeping them all in storage for future reference. Having the tendency to refer only to the quality of  a drawing, to its perceptual intensity, I had forgotten the importance of the memories which gave birth to all these sorts of life sketches. Although I’m generally more than happy to throw any object whatsoever, it became impossible to throw bits of myself filtered through drawing. Continue reading


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Black in Black

“Black in Black” is a small collage in which I used Indian ink and a variety of black pieces cut from old sketches or prints of drawings.

“Black in Black”, collage on hardboard, 29 x 40 cm, 2012

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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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Lines – TRAFFIC

TRAFFIC, mixed technique on canvas, 120 x 100 cm, 2011

For me, “Traffic” is like a contemporary carpet, seemingly woven at the loom of the crowded streets, in the infernal sound of the engines. But there is a draw back: make yourself as small as a Tin Soldier and imagine the congestion that’s seen at rush hour, with plastic eyes, on board of a toy helicopter.

Technical Note: there are sketches inserted on the back of the canvas, which has been cut for this specific purpose.