Maia Stefana Oprea


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Tablets/ Tăblițe

[ EN]  IN-TRIGÂ BOOKCASE. Tablets are created and organised according to several themes that correspond to the words of my personal dictionary: PAPER, LINE, DEATH, STONE, SKIN, REALITY, SENSATION, DUST.

TABLETS are hieroglyphs of my studio life / mental structures that oscillate between book and paintings / tool-containers. A tablet can be viewed, read, touched, smelled, and involving the viewer’s body. The tablets have two sides: image (sketch / photo) and quote (writing / photo). Several tablets are organized into bookcase bodies and correspond to the structure of the Big Trigâ Dictionary. A tablet involves: stirr-ing, sift-ing, stor-ing, preserv-ing, prim-ing, lock-ing, stack-ing, sand-ing, transferr-ing, cutt-ing, wett-ing, dry-ing , us-ing. On the one hand, I selected and cut my old artistic sketches, which I transferred to the tablet support, and on the other I proceeded by a similar selection and adjustment, respectively, of the quotations extracted from past and present.

Below are some of the over eighty tablets that make up the installation

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sketch for a future ‘skin’ tablet


[RO]  BIBLIOTECA IN-TRIG . Tăblițele sunt create și organizate în funcție de mai multe tematici ce corespund cuvintelor dicționarului personal: HÂRTIE, LINIE, MOARTE, PIATRĂ, PIELE, REALITATE, SENZAȚIE, ȚĂRÂNĂ.

           TĂBLIȚELE sunt hieroglife ale vieții de atelier / structuri mentale care oscilează între carte și pictură / unealtă-container. O tăbliță poate fi privită, citită, pipăită, mirosită și implică corpul privitorului. Tăblițele au două fețe: imagine (schiță / foto) și citat (scris / foto). Mai multe tăblițe sunt organizate în corpuri de bibliotecă și corespund structurii Marelui Dicționar al Trigii. Tăblița implică: amesteca-re, cerne-re, chitui-re, conserva-re, grundui-re, lăcui-re, stivui-re, șmirghelui-re, transfera-re, tăie-re, uda-re, usca-re, uza-re. Pe de o parte am selecționat și tăiat vechile mele schițe plastice, pe care le-am transferat pe suportul tăbliței, iar pe de alta am procedat printr-o selecție și ajustare asemănătoare, respectiv a citatelor extrase cu din lecturile trecute și prezente.

Mai jos sunt o parte din cele peste optzeci de tăblițe din biblioteca In-Trigâ

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STACKING/ STIVUIRE @ Annart Gallery 2016

[EN] Following the receipt of the AnnArt Prize that the AnnArt Foundation offers to young artists, starting from 2011, in September 2016 took place the exhibition STACKING, curated by Raluca Băloiu, which comprised a series of works, from painting to the installation-object – created over the years 2015, 2016. The viewer meets with a complex network of pieces of an unusual archive, composed of objects built on media such as canvas, cardboard and tablets; By the composition of the latter (recycled paper, vegetable dust and ashes) the artist Maia Ştefana Oprea defines the approach of recovering a flow of personal life, with openness to the collective horizon, interconnected and impermanent.

————————————————————————————————————————————————————-[RO] Ca urmare a primirii Premiului AnnArt pe care Fundaţia AnnArt îl oferă tinerilor artişti, cu începere din 2011, în luna septembrie 2016 a avut loc expoziția Stivuire, curatoriată de Raluca Băloiu, care a cuprins o serie de lucrări, de la pictură la instalaţie-obiect – create pe parcursul anilor 2015, 2016. Privitorul se întâlneşte cu o reţea complexă de piese ale unei arhive insolite, compuse din obiecte construite pe suporturi precum pânză, carton şi tăbliţe; prin compoziţia acestora din urmă (hârtie reciclată, praf vegetal şi cenuşă) artista Maia Ștefana Oprea îşi defineşte abordarea recuperării unui flux al vieţii personale, cu deschidere către orizontul colectiv, interconectat şi impermanent. 

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signing – at the opening of Stacking exhibition, September 2016 at Annart Gallery

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signature on the wall of Annart Gallery

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opening of Stacking exhibition at Annart Gallery, artist Maia Ștefana Oprea (left), Gabriela Massaci (center), curator Raluca Băloiu (right)

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Painting “Meira I”

Meira I, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 cm, 2015

MEIRA I, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 cm, 2015

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COLOURS OF LIFE @ CANTACUZINO CASTLE

The opening of Colours of Life exhibition at Cantacuzino Castel, Bușteni — with Andreea Floreanu, Radu Rodideal, Alexandru Cazanaru, Oana Ionel, Bianca Ioniță, Thomas Emmerling and Alexandra Tataru at Castelul Cantacuzino.

The opening of Colours of Life exhibition at Cantacuzino Castel, Bușteni — with (from left to right) Andreea Floreanu, Radu Rodideal,  Alexandru Cazanaru, Maia Ștefana Oprea, Bianca Ioniță, Thomas Emmerling and Alexandra Tataru at Castelul Cantacuzino.

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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


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HARILAQ ‘4 ART FESTIVAL – KOSOVO 2015

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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


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BIP 2015 – International Painting Biennial of Chișinău

BIP catalog 2015

“NO 2013”, [http://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-NU-2013/43191/1684688/view]

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.

“NU/ NO 2013 ” – acrylic/ canvas, 120 x 120 cm

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‘COME AND LOOK. I(t) kicked the bucket. I(t)’M lying there, totally snuffed!’ – part 2

Within the installation ‘COME AND LOOK. I(t) kicked the bucket. I(t)’M lying there, totally snuffed!’, the public was invited to take one zăerc (What is a zăerc?) from the installation, in order to later photograph it its the new space (public space, inside the apartment, uncertain space, selfie with the zăerc, etc.).

Below are the photos received from the public and exposed as part of the installation and within the exhibition “What About Gregor Samsa” @ Galeria Anca Poterașu, Bucharest. MANY THANKS to all the participants !