Maia Stefana Oprea


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A FILM

http://www.maiaoprea.ro/en/shifting/installation/a-film-of-mh

 

Presumable script

Presumable script

 

M: Sort of …. there … I think these bodies are rather events than objects, which I find a little disconcerting. This implies death.

M: It is precisely the act of mental reconstruction of an event, this is a post conflict situation. This is the monstrosity sparing itself a pause. Just because there are thoughts and feelings on which we cannot discuss, or which would be so trivialized by word and figuration … it does not mean they do not exist, right? Continue reading


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Without Witness

Within the structure of an artwork, the truth and the false, the righteous and the injustice, the pain and the pleasure, the calm and the violence, they all become aesthetic categories. In their new artistic context even cruelty, inequality, Continue reading

"COSMOS", mixed technique on canvas, 123 x 145 cm, 2009


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COSMOS

"COSMOS",  mixed technique on canvas, 123 x 145 cm, 2009

Product of a process of integration into the landscape, the artwork “Cosmos” was realised in several stages of physical transformation. Continue reading


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DUST exhibition opening

I am happy to announce that my project ” DUST “ will be exhibited at Melenia Art Gallery (www.meleniagallery.com) in Bucharest starting the 20th of September and until the 17th of November.

       I have been working on the “Dust” series of works for over one year now. You can see it on my new website (it’s still under construction!) :

             www.maiaoprea.com 

The opening of the DUST solo exhibition is on Thursday 20 of September 2012, at 19.30.

The “Dust” project’s compositions are comprised of hieratic figures who are trapped in a kind of spherical torn. The works are sensorially situated in between humane and the brute with its formal anthropomorphic and zoomorphic approach,. The investigative basis of “Dust“ consists of “catching” the state of inner chaos, which seems to accompany the creative self when it “erupts”. However, the manner of expression is antithetical to this „eruption“, manifesting itself as a sort of tactile void.

       Joining the “Dust” project, the series of artworks united under the title of „Transmographies” and “Mummifications” combine in a profoundly personal manner diverse areas of artistic expression, such as airbrushing, collage, sculpture and engraving.

     The characters which populate the space of these works are emphasized precisely by their lack of individuality: elongated figures with bodies and limbs fanning around, as if drifting into the surroundings. They are ordinary bodies centred around the supressed memories or half-forgotten intimacies that are personal and at the same time as individual to each of us. It is a silent violence, emanating from figures that cannot walk, see or speak.

working on the Dust paintings in the Bucharest National Arts University

       I will post photos and videos with the exhibition after the opening!