Maia Stefana Oprea


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Group exhibition Reload.Restart.Replay at Arthub

Images of my artworks in the group exhibition Reload. Restart.Replay which took place in June 2018 at Arthub art center in Bucharest, curator Nona Șerbănescu.


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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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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

ABSTRACT PAINTINGS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS 2007 – 2015

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These abstract works are in private collections across the world.

–  artist MAIA ȘTEFANA OPREA

This gallery contains 33 photos

FIGURATIVE PRIVATE COLLECTIONS 2002 – 2015

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These figurative artworks are in private collections across the world.

–  artist MAIA ȘTEFANA OPREA

This gallery contains 55 photos


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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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‘COME AND LOOK. I(t) kicked the bucket. I(t)’M lying there, totally snuffed!’ – part 1

ENGLISH (for Romanian please scroll down). The following installation is part of my In-trigâ project. I invite you to read more About Trigâ: http://www.maiaoprea.ro/ro/in-triga/despre

‘Come and look. I(t) kicked the bucket. I(t)’M lying there, totally snuffed!’

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is an installation realised after the call for projects entitled ” What about Gregor Samsa ?” , launched by Anca Gallery Poteraşu in 2015 under the curatorship of Ioana Mandeal. Continue reading


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FINISSAGE ‘AFTER ZĂERCS’ exhibition, 2014

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ENGLISH: The following text is an excerpt from Pavel Șușară’s speech as a special invitee to the ending of my solo exhibition “After Zăercs” at Signum Gallery,  Bucharest, 31 october 2014

PAVEL ȘUȘARĂ (born in 1953, Banat) is a renowned author, art critic and historian, Romanian poet and writer, researcher of art history at the Institute of Art History of the Romanian Academy. Continue reading

DEVIS GREBU in the opening of AFTER ZĂERCS exhibition

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Master Devis Grebu honoured me greatly by opening my exhibition AFTER ZĂERCS @Signum Gallery in Bucharest:

http://www.maiaoprea.ro/en/news/exhibitions/after-zaercs

EN: … she is a sort of locomotive, a locomotive that doesn’t crush the truck or the barriers when they meet, but who simply — I would say– plants flowers behind. She is multiple, has no limits, has this curiosity of the genius to insert, to intervene in all areas, in all matters … and succeeds, and does them very well, in my opinion even better: out of the ordinary. I am so happy for her evolution. It was 11 years ago that we met for the first time. (…) This exhibition is a more special exhibition, since it also has its humor, having been started out of a language problem …… ever since her childhood.

She uses many different materials here, which she either combines or suggests. In the paintings that she does with oil or acrylic on canvas she still suggests combinations of diverse materials. I do not think that one can define her, figurative, surrealist, abstract? I look at her paintings and they could be abstract, but also surrealist or figurative. Because you discover – if you want — in each of the paintings elements that are specific to these categories. I think this is actually a quality. Better yet, not to be integrated under a specific dome. Neither I, in what I do, I don’t think that I could fall under a certain (…) and maybe I an subjective because I see in her the same ambitions, the same desires.


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