Maia Stefana Oprea


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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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INSOMNIA

        The “Insomnia” triptych is also part of the ” Sleeps” series of paintings.

They are part of those paintings that I start very intuitively, and they end up face to the corner of the studio for years…I think I’ve started it in my first year at the Bucharest Arts University, and I’ve only now reconsidered it, three years after the first painting session.  Funnily enough, I’ve had to change my location 3 times during these years, and the three paintings have followed me, up on the stairs, down on top of the car, and so on … it is very tough to resist the temptation of ‘finishing’ a painting for such a long time. And yet, as I waited and waited, I realised it was almost finished, it had finished itself during these relocations and daily corner life.


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SLEEPS


 The series “Sleeps” is a pictorial investigation centered on sleep, as the title indicates. But not the
sleep as the mind bridge to the world of dreams, but rather as a form of alienation of the being from the flow of the world.
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