Maia Stefana Oprea


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A couple

"A couple", 110 x 80 cm, oil on cardboard on stretcher, 2013

“A couple”, 110 x 80 cm, oil on cardboard on stretcher, 2013

“The model that poses for you is made ​​of flesh and blood, but what must be caught on canvas is its emanation. (…)

You distort what you see, in your own manner, and we can say that the particular mode of distorting things signifies a certain attitude towards life. ” (Francis Bacon)

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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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Here’s the second video from the “Waste-first stage” exhibition.


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TODAY

                            ” Today” 

has its roots in the disgust caused by excessive intimacy with the self,  a self that doesn’t stand itself.

The desire to get to the surface of its depth results in some

“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”).

The slightly shocking character (even for me) of these paintings does not seek to support the proclamations of Andre Breton, that

“beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all”,

 instead itseeks to portray those remains of personal seizures, which – not without surprise – we discover that we share with everyone else.

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“BOILING” painting series

<<With a stunning character of the touch, the “Boiling” series throws the eye into full autopsy. In the depth, the colour freezes; on the surface, it burns. The dominant sensation: that you are retracing the abstract movement of a blade, that you are looking straight in the innards of colours – hot, swollen, nocturnal. No, we are not talking about an expressionist projection, but of a carnivorous fascination towards the form.>> (L.G.S)

The “Boiling” series is composed of four individual canvases, standing for themselves, which are based on the same inner form. Most important for me has been to reach the climax of the fight given to create, at the same time: a possible modular structure that could be perpetuated indefinitely and a sequence in which these so-called modules remain completely embedded in the whole that contains them, without their independence being affected.

'Boiling' series, mixed technique on canvas, 4 x (60 x 80 cm), 2011; photo credits: Ema Cojocaru

The ‘Boiling’ paintings are created in a personal technique, which combines oil colours with other materials, such as rope, wire, light wood, clothes and other diverse textiles. The following photographs should give an idea of the 3-dimensionality of the paintings’ surface.

photo credits: Ema Cojocaru

'Boiling' series in perspective, showing the textile relief; photo credits: Ema Cojocaru

The current set is the result of a fiery war –which I attended as an active spectator – and the countless transformations occurring during work. What I had initially proposed myself was almost meant not to reach a purpose, and not infrequently I was afraid that if I add anything else, the canvas will be destroyed.