Maia Stefana Oprea


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TRANSMOGRAFII LINIARE / LINEAR TRANSMOGRAPHIES

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TRANSMOGRAFIILE LINIARE

De multă vreme am ajuns să consider mare parte din schițele realizate în trecut (în perioada 2002 – 2012) ca fiind o materie și materiale ce trebuie digerate și reintegrate într-un circuit prezent de creație. Selecția acestora și timpul petrecut studiindu-le, analizândule, sau doar pur și simplu observându-le, depozitându-le și restaurându-le a înlocuit de fapt orice act prezent de creație cu o ștergere minuțioasă a amintirilor. Amintirea, ca apofantică, are întotdeauna o acțiune recursivă, raza ei se întinde asupra vieții mele actuale, ea este o intruziune în viața mea. Reutilizarea acestor schițe ar fi o curățire lăuntrică ce mi-ar da posibilitatea să renasc în și prin propria creație, dar nu ar fi propriu-zis o ștergere, cât un amplu proces de reparație și de petrecere a timpului.

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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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IN-TRIGÂ : AT HOME EVERYWHERE

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Through the In-Trigâ: AT HOME EVERYWHERE video-performance (see The Small In-Trigâ Dictionary) I try to redefine my territory and my identity, assuming a status on the border between public and private, in the context of ongoing social political influences over my personal life. The promenade in which car I carry my zăercs is a propagation of the self in constant movement: between aesthetic and social, between the organic and the artificial, between life and death, between nature and culture, between art and everyday life. The First In-trigâ presents through the form of a funeral march the simplest, most common and recurrent activity in my life: the daily walk with my dog, in the fields near the village where I have my studio. Continue reading


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LINING

Lining - installation performance - Architecture School of Strasbourg, France

Lining – installation performance – Architecture School of Strasbourg, France

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“Lining” is a group work based mainly on one of my old projects, “Bucharest, Roadblock”, a journey in which I used transparent tape, pasting through public and private spaces as well. This time too, the tape is used to make a kind of drawing in space, a drawing that seeks light strokes or which allows light to be traced.  Continue reading


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Topography of a Dog II

"Topography of a Dog II", acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2013

“Topography of a Dog II”, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2013

“Sometimes, you feel like punching in the table and cry aloud: – Enough, let the time alone, time is intangible,

time should not be challenged! Is space not enough for you?

Space is human, in space you can frolic as much as you want, you can tumble,

you can roll over, you can jump from one star to another. But (…) do not touch the time! (Luigi Pirandello, excrept from “The Notebooks of Serafimo Gubio”, own translation into English) 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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Berlin Poplars

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your holidays at your best !

This is my first post of a new series of book illustrations I decided to make every Sunday from now on.

The series will be entitled “Have you read this drawing ?”.

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Only books I read presently will be taken into consideration. Only books I’ve enjoyed and which influenced me enough to realise a drawing of them. These drawings are not at all meant to be professional illustrations, but more or less an aftermath of my weekly readings. Continue reading